Hostage threat to home PCs

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 1:56 AM EST

Family photos and other priceless content stored in your home computer could one day be held hostage by a new breed of security threat called "ransomware".

Ransomware typically takes the form of a trojan horse that holds personal computer files "hostage" and then then demands a ransom for their safe return.

At SMH.

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