The Metropolitan Police have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a spate of computer attacks that have held innocent internet users to ransom.
Ransomware is malicious software that locks you out of your computer or your data, and demands money to let you back in.
One “brand” of ransomware, widely known as Reveton, has been very widely circulated in recent months pretending to be a warning from your country’s national police service, locking you out of your PC, and threatening criminal proceedings within 48 hours – usually for unspecified copyright offences.
According to a police press release, officers from the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), assisted by colleagues from…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.