Cyberpolicy warning about a new hacking method to extort moneyUncategorized March 14, 2017
KIEV. March 14. UNN. In recent months, hackers are increasingly using computer viruses that block your gadgets and require you money for unlocking. This is stated in a joint statement, the National Agency for crime-fighting and National cybersecurity center in the UK, reports UNN with reference to BBC .
According to British experts, the spread of this hacking method, which is called “ransomware”, began last year. According to the authors of the statement, in the future, this technology, which makes it impossible to use the gadget without paying the ransom, will increasingly be used by hackers to capture phones, watches, toys, fitness trackers, digital photo frames, smart TVs and other equipment. All these devices are vulnerable to “ransomware,” which means that hackers can capture, for example, a TV, and demand that his master of the money for inclusion, said in a statement.
“Ransomware” in hours, fitness bracelets and the TV will be a challenge for manufacturers, and it is unknown whether they help customers who have bought their goods, to unlock them in cases like this, or advise to pay a “ransom” – said cybersecurity.
The statement also says that by 2020 the number of Internet-connected devices will reach about 21 billion pieces.
We will remind, earlier the Ukrainian police reported that Ukrainians in social networks began to receive offers from the “foreign relatives” or “wealthy foreigners” who are promising the probate fraudulently trying to acquire users.