Tip From Banyan Technology Group

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The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center has been made aware of a new “Ransomware” threat called “Citadel” and “Reventon.”This particular Ransomware is a virus that attempts to extort money from people by locking their keyboard and mou

se and displaying a fake website of one of the Cyber Crime departments of either FBI, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Greece, Sweden, UK and More. The virus can even turn on a user’s webcam to make them feel like they are under surveillance.

 

 

 

 

 

The most common method of infection is by browsing to a website that contains the virus.

If you are infected, we strongly recommend that you:
1. Don’t panic
2. Don’t pay up
3. Call Tech Help right away, our number is (239) 963-8100

Proactive steps to prevent this infection from taking over your computer:
1. A properly updated and activated anti-virus solution
2. Stay current with software patches

Additional information about this Virus/Scam can be found on the FBI’s website:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/august/new-internet-scam

New Internet Scam
“Drive-by” ransomware installs easily, locks computers, and demands payment.
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