Saturday, 24 January 2015

British Teenager Commits Suicide Because Of Ransomware

A 17-year-old British teenager committed suicide last year after his laptop was infected with ransomware.The malware showed a message that was supposedly from the British police and stated that the boy, who suffered from autism, banned websites and images had been viewed. The message went on to say that he had to pay 100 pounds to be prosecuted and regain access to his laptop.

"Joseph was the victim of an Internet scam", as his mother said in a statement. "He has probably taken literally because of his autism and did not want Georgia or I would be worried." The coroner made during a hearing about the incident that the boy's autism may have ensured that he took seriously the ransomware message.

"The Internet is a wonderful thing, but it can also be dangerous and I want parents to make sure their children know that this kind of scams out there, and especially in autistic children because they do not understand," said the mother , reports the Daily Telegraph . Last year was also a Romanian man have committed suicide because of ransomware. Recently, for the deceased boy a special Facebook page opened.

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