Police warn of new ransomware scam

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Police warn of new ransomware scam
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A new virus called Dharma is infecting computers and servers by encrypting and locking files, which can be unlocked only through a Bitcoin payment, authorities warned on Tuesday.

The police cybercrime unit is warning users to take necessary precautions and to not pay should their computers be infiltrated.

Dharma, a new version of high-risk ransomware/cryptoware, is targeting the computers and servers of companies, offices, and other users through emails with misleading titles and through insecure websites.

Once the virus has infiltrated a computer or server,...


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Police warn of new ransomware scam


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