Ransomware hackers claim they just have a job to do. Their job is to infect your computer, hold your data hostage, collect their money and watch as your company's reputation and stock go down the drain.
Hear directly from a hacker as she explains the process.
Hackers in New York state are phishing residents with claims of unpaid traffic violations. This scam could soon be replicated in other states, so be aware.
The NY DMV alerted motorists that the scam is just bait to entice them to click on a "payment" link that will in turn infect their workstation with malware.
The malware worked two ways. The first placed a tracking tool on the victim's computer to see what websites were visited; and the second attempted to obtain several pieces of information, including names, Social Security numbers, date of birth and credit card information.
Remember that citations are never emailed with links in them, or sent out with an email attachment, and report scams like this to your local police department. (Source: KnowB4, Inc.)