Malware a security challenge

You start up your computer, open an email attachment or visit a website and your computer freezes. Next, you see instructions on your monitor telling you to send money to be given instructions on how to recover the data on your computer.

You have become a victim of "ransomware," malicious code that kidnaps the data on your computer. Would you call the police? What would you expect them to do?

Would you pay the ransom if it was only $10? Unfortunately, this form of malicious code, which initially targeted businesses, is spreading to individuals via the Internet. London Free Press - Business - Malware a security challenge

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 5th May 2006 9:39PM