Drive-by ransomware attack demands $120

Graham Cluley

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.Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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