Ransomware Threat Growing Larger and More Costly

August 2, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® is hearing from more people having their computers held hostage due to ransomware. Ransomware is the process where your computer is locked in such a way that you cannot access your important files until paying someone.  Ransomware is […]

Look It’s Your ISP or Maybe Not

June 28, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® is receiving calls daily from people who are having their important computer files held for ransom. Our advice is to never believe any pop-up messages on the computer, or phone calls stating there is a problem with your […]

Malware Gets Nastier

October 7, 2013 Tom 0

Your Tri-State Better Business Bureau has learned more information about a piece of ransomware that seems to have been making the rounds since January of this year.  Computer users are now faced with a new piece of ransomware called cryptolocker.  […]

Beware of Ransomware Purporting to Be From the FBI

July 26, 2013 Amanda 0

Your BBB has been hearing from consumers about a version of malware called “Ransomware” that is purporting to be from the FBI.  Typically, ransomware is installed while browsing common websites, but can also be downloaded when prompted by a site […]

First Spyware, Then Malware, Now Ransomware?

August 14, 2012 Michael 0

You have probably heard the terms spyware and malware, but what about ransomware? Reveton, a new form of ransomware, lures the victim to a website, where the ransomware is installed on the user’s computer. Once installed, the computer freezes and […]