Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Security

Submission + - US warns users of new Citadel ransomware hit (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "The nasty Trojan known as Citadel malware, which is based on Zeus, has typically been used to extort money from online banking users, but a new variant is making the rounds that tries to get your money by saying you looked at child porn sites and must pay a violation fee to the U.S. Department of Justice. This variation, called Reveton, lures the victim to a drive-by download website, at which time the ransomware is installed on the user's computer, says the U.S. Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Once installed, the computer freezes and a screen is displayed warning the user they have violated United States Federal Law."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

US warns users of new Citadel ransomware hit

Comments Filter:

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.

Working...