While malware such as viruses, worms and Trojans strives to remain hidden from view for as long as possible, scareware (rogueware and ransomware) aims to be as noticeable and intrusive as it can possibly be.
With all the recent Java zero-day vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild and Internet news outlets heavily covering the development of the situation, many users will look for updates for the popular computing platform.
Ransomware has replaced fake AV as the most high-profile and annoying malware targeting computer users around the world, and the approach is always the same: the owners of the blocked computer are urged to pay a fine because of their supposed illegal online behavior or asked to fork over money in order to get their hijacked files decrypted.
Detectives from the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) arrested three people in connection with using ransomware to blackmail people.
The U.K. Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit has arrested three individuals that have allegedly participated in a scheme to defraud Internet users by making them believe they have been caught doing something illegal.
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