Ransomware, Adware, Spyware, Malware, Virus Returns – Pay Attention! Introducing Cryptowall!
The Better Business Bureau is warning Internet users of Cryptowall, a form of Ransomware.
Ransomware a type of malicious software created to block access to a computer system. Usually they require some form of monetary payment to release the access block. Currently it appears to use a pop-up message, claiming to be from the FBI and threatening them with a fine or prison unless they pay. The malicious software then locks up your computer.
“BBB works with law enforcement and other agencies to protect consumers against computer viruses and cyber-issues,” said Warren Clark, President of BBB serving Upstate New York. “Consumers should make sure their anti-virus software is up to date, and if it does happen to them, to take their computer to an expert or firm – one that’s been checked out first at bbb.org – to restore functionality and remove any lurking malware.”
The BBB offers the following tips to protect your computer: More Here >>