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New ransomware strain forces hapless users into becoming Bitcoin miners

Scammers are punting a strain of ransomware that puts compromised PCs to work mining Bitcoins after blocking all other activity on infected Windows computers. A new variant of the Reveton ransomware, spotted by researchers at Malwarebytes, locks a user out of their computer before running a Bitcoin miner. This means the …
John Leyden, 19 Sep 2013
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MI5 undercover spies: People are falsely claiming to be us

British spook hive MI5 has taken the unusual step of placing a front-page warning on its website about a financial scam carried out by people pretending to be spies or the agency's director general. The online alert was prominently posted on, and occupies more space than the UK security threat level indicator, which …
John Leyden, 28 Mar 2013
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Spanish cops cuff 11 for €1m-a-year ransomware scam

Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of running a €1m a year ransomware scam using malware that posed as a message from law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies in Spain first became interested in the Reveton malware after hundreds of complaints from victims of the scam starting flooding in at the beginning …
John Leyden, 14 Feb 2013

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