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Malware Locks Computers Then Asks For Payment for Alleged Copyright Infringement

Malware Demands Payment for Alleged Copyright Infringement (via @pcworld) http://bit.ly/KAmrad targeting users in targets users in the U.K., Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands.

It falsely alleges that material protected by copyright has been found on the computer and subsequently has been moved to an encrypted folder “to prevent further damage.”

“To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of £50 (US$80),” it reads.

Also known as known as ‘ransomeware’ you can read more at PCWorld.

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