Security researchers have discovered a dangerous piece of ransomware attacking computers around the world.
Experts at the security firm Kaspersky Lab noted that in a blog post
today (Nov. 29) that they have been notified of computers infected by
ransomware. A type of
malware, ransomware holds a computer system
– or its data – hostage against its user, and then demands a type of
ransom – wiring payment to the hacker or urging the user to buy a fake
removal tool, for example -- for its return.