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Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Software |

Malware that you are accused of viewing child pornography and charges for your freedom

Malware that you are accused of viewing child pornography and charges for your freedom

REVETON is the name of a newly discovered that uses a striking way to extract money from his victim through blackmail. This threat is known as Ransomware, code that hijacks the system and asks for money in exchange for a ransom. In this case, the affected person makes you think he committed a crime and must pay to regain control of your PC

Because once a person falls into a malicious Web site and download and install this software, the computer crashes and displays a warning screen where the user falsely accused of visiting sites related to child pornography, what is required a payment of $ 100 to the Department of Justice United States to unlock the computer and be free of charge.

Clearly the accusation is false and there is no link with government institutions in the U.S., but the tactic is used to motivate people fear and pay what is required.

Link: Ransomware Accuses Scam People of Viewing Child Porn, Tells Them to Pay Up (PCWorld)

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