A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.
What's a reasonable price to pay to get your data safely returned to you from the guys who stole it?
How about 10,000 Rubles? No?
According to the cybercriminals behind this new ransomware targeting Russians, the answer is "да".
A new technical paper from SophosLabs explores the history and technology of ransomware. From payment by SMS to public key encryption, ransomware has certainly evolved.
The Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of being members of the infamous Reveton ransomware gang.
British Police have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a spate of computer attacks that have held innocent internet users to ransom.
Computer users are getting infected with ransomware because criminals have managed to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.
£100 is demanded as payment in order to gain access back to your files. You only have 24 hours to pay up.
And the people who are holding your data hostage claim to be part of Anonymous..
Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers.
A new variant of ransomware wants you to believe you have been caught pirating software, music and movies and you must pay a fine under the SOPA act. Except there is no SOPA act.
Here's a tale from the Australian outback about a ransomware demand. The victim was asked for $3000.
He paid up. But would you? Should you? Or is there a better way?
Ransomware is malicious software that attempts to extort money out of unsuspecting users, but lately there has been a trend of a more sinister type of ransomware: crypto-ransomware.
Julian has been interning at SophosLabs for the last two months after getting involved with the Cyber Security Challenge. Here's his story.
Malware threatens to contact police with evidence of child abuse material on your computer - unless you pay 3000 Euros.
The Metropolitan Police has warned Windows users of a malware attack that poses as a message from the computer crime-fighting cops themselves.
Malicious hackers are spreading ransomware, which encrypts media and Office files on victim's computers, in an attempt to extort $120.
The attack appears to have hit computer users via a drive-by vulnerability on compromised websites.