Think getting infected with a garden variety virus is a nightmare?
Then try on some ransomware for size. Security and antivirus companies
agree that it's a growing threat.
Ransomware is one of the most disturbing trends in malware
today. Once infected with the malware, your PC typically locks you out
of most -- if not all -- features unless you agree to pay a ransom
demand -- sometimes diguised as a fee, sometimes explicitly identified
as a ransom, complete with a digital ransom note.