Friday October 12, 2012

SOPA Is Back As a Ransomware Virus

Obviously you guys wouldn't fall for this crap but we all know people that would. frown So, let's all do our civic duty and give our less-than-tech-savvy friends and family a heads up.

After historic Internet protests in January the SOPA anti-piracy bill was defeated. However, this week several reports have pointed to a rather unfortunate SOPA comeback. Not in Congress, but as a nasty cryptovirus that locks up people’s computers and accuses them of distributing copyright infringing files. Infected users can get their data back after a payment of $200 – at least, that’s what the virus makers promise.

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