Michigan Supreme Court agency warns of new Computer "ransomware" scam
January 17, 2014 | AP
Among the latest schemes
and scams to poison your hard drive:a
pop up page with a vague but official looking warning that you’re using illegal
It’s a trick, but realistic
looking enough to attract the attention of a branch of the Michigan Supreme
The phony warning instructs the
user to download an attached complaint form or click on a website
This is not unlike another,
equally realistic pop up page accusing you of visiting child porn sites-complete
with a glaring picture of President Obama and the seal of the FBI.
version of the child porn virus even uses the computer’s own camera to snap a
shot of the person at the keyboard and then embed that photograph in the
caution if you’re unsure about any message, do not open any attachments or
click on any hyperlinks.You’re inviting
a potentially time consuming and possibly expensive job to remove the malware.
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