Criminal hackers are stepping up the use of malicious software infections to lock up computers and post fake FBI warnings that then require paying ransom for codes to decrypt files.
The FBI this week sent out a warning notice to computer network administrators that says the practice of ransomware infections and blackmail scams is increasing.
The ransomware attacks are sophisticated enough to lock up a computer user’s access to files and includes threat of permanent data destruction unless payments up to hundreds of thousands of dollars are paid.
President Obama elevated American concern about cyber threats during the state of the union speech Jan. 20.
“No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade… Read More