Monday January 19, 2015

Your Computer And Smartphone, Held Hostage

We've all heard of ransomware but have any of you actually had it happen to you or someone you know?

It's called ransomware, a type of malicious code that leaves its victims feeling personally violated. Some versions destroy your data if you don't pay, while others merely threaten. And some versions will encrypt your device, scrambling everything it contains until you pay a ransom. And if your device encrypted and locked, you're toast -- with no way to remove the malware.

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