Intimidating new Internet fraud reported in AC

New type of malicious computer virus known as ‘ransomware’

There is a relatively unknown malicious computer virus going around the Internet posing as an official message from the Department of Homeland Security’s “ICE Cyber Crime Center.”

The ransomware is part of what is known as the the Troj/Reveton-Ransomware family and it displays a lock screen that requires the user to pay a ransom before they will be allowed to access their Windows desktop, applications or files. Continue reading

Even DHS Is Freaked Out by Spy Drones Over America

Police departments around the country are warming up to unmanned spy planes. But don’t expect the Department of Homeland Security to catch drone fever any time soon. It’s too controversial for an agency already getting hammered for naked scanners and junk-touching. Sure, DHS flies some Predators along the Mexican border. But a broader deployment, above the majority of American skies, to stop terror attacks? Not likely. Continue reading