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Crooks Impersonate Police In Widespread Ransomware Attacks

twoheadedboy (2025278) writes | about 2 years ago

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twoheadedboy writes "Cyber criminals have managed to infect over 1,100 systems with ransomware that attempts to extort money from people by impersonating the Met’s Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU). In the UK, 36 have been duped into handing over £100 each, after they were infected with malware that locked people out of their machines until they paid a fine to the fake PCeU. But the problem is Europe-wide as Europol is also involved in the hunt for the criminals."
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