aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Blackmail goes high-tech

There’s a new way for blackmailers to make money - and it involves your computer. “A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public website before demanding a fee for its removal.” says the BBC News. And “A fictitious organization calling itself the ICPP copyright foundation issues threatening pop-ups and letters after a virus searches the computer hard drive for illegal content - regardless of whether it actually finds anything.”

Read more here.



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