July 16, 2013
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.