Here’s an interesting twist of the Reveton/FBI/police ransomware that has been plaguing internet users lately.
In this example, the malware that locks you out of your data, and demands £100 be paid via Ukash to gain access back to your files, claims to be from the Anonymous hacktivist group.
Part of the message reads:
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers Group and locked for the moment. All files have been encrypted. You need to pay a ransom of £100 within 24 hours to restore the computer back to normal. If the ransom is not paid on time all the contents of your computer…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.