Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Ransomware Scam

Security Watch reports: "Ransomware is malware—or sometimes just e-mail—that attempts to extort money out of the recipient, generally with the threat of some damage to the system. Sunbelt Software has uncovered an interesting example in an installation of the the adware system IFRAMEDOLLARS."

You need to be careful what you download, and make sure that you have good backups of all your data. You also need to make sure that you have all your programs up-to-date.
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