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Ransomware: A “fine” new way to be ripped off by criminals


CNET News describes ransomeware “as an online extortion racket.”  Malicious software puts a notice on your computer that you have to pay a fine to unlock your computer. It could even appear to come from a reputable law enforcement agency such as the FBI.

Security firm Symantec has a useful 3-minute video on the menace and how to prevent it and remove it.