Some users of Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs have been getting strange wake up calls and unsettling messages demanding a ransom for access to their devices. Now is the time to make your i-stuff is locked down, even if you don’t live in Australia.
Detectives from the UK Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) investigating cyber criminals who use “ransomware” have arrested three people. Ransomware is a form of malicious software or malware that is served up by infected websites (which themselves may be legitimate). Victims inadvertently download the software which infects their computer. The scam takes different forms in