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Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 16, 2013
Cyber Thieves Posing As The FBI Are Targeting Mac Users With 'Ransomware' Scam
Mac users are being targeted by cyber-criminals posing as the FBI. This “ransomware” allows them to hijack a user’s Web browser with a notice demanding payment of $300 in order to release control of the application. The ransomware page is showing up on regular websites, and when searching for popular keywords, according to Malwarebytes. The warning states:
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content. To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300.[caption id="attachment_441537" align="aligncenter" width="415"] Not from The FBI[/caption]