–New type of malicious computer virus known as ‘ransomware’
This picture shows the actual message that popped up recently on an Arizona City family’s laptop computer. The virus, known as “ransomware” and posing as an official message from the Department of Homeland Security, locked the family’s computer, literally holding all of its contents for ransom. The infection even gained control of the laptop’s webcam and took pictures of the users.
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