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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.
Luckily, there is an easy way to resolve this issue without paying a criminal $300.
In Safari, click on the menu and then choose “Reset Safari.” Make sure that all items are marked and hit the Reset button.
In March, for example, a trojan was making the rounds that specifically targeted Mac computers. The malware, “Trojan.Yontoo.1” attempted to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
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Source: Associated Press