Microsoft Warns of Malware Posing as Police Alerts
The ransomware imitates messages from local police, including the UK Metropolitan Police, the Spanish police, Dutch police, and many others.
Researchers at Microsoft have uncovered a new strain of malware that poses as a message from local police.
"The 'ransomware' -- malware that takes control of a user's device and demands payment to unlock the computer -- was detailed by Microsoft on Monday," writes ZDNet's Jack Clark.
"The malware imitates local country's police forces and, so far, poses as the UK's Metropolitan Police; the Spanish Police; the Dutch Police; Switzerland's Federal Department of Justice and Police; and Germany's GEMA and the German Federal Police," Clark writes.
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