Wednesday, 29 July 2015

British Government Warns Of Ransomware

The British government has Internet users warned of ransomware, cyber criminals now use the name of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice to infect computers with malware. The emails claim to come from a ministry and contain a link or attachment that contains information about an upcoming lawsuit.

In reality it is the Torrent Locker ransomware that encrypts files on the computer and then asks for a sum in Bitcoin to decrypt them. The UK Government says that it does not send unsolicited emails and never in e-mails asking for personal information and passwords. Additionally point links in e-mails from the Interior Ministry always to government sites that begin with https and on one. are domain.

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