Profile: Margaret Rouse
|“Turning hijacked computers into cash is still hard work for most computer criminals.Â They’ve got to trick the infected PC into sending spam, then trick a recipient into buying a useless product — or they have to steal online banking passwords, log onto a victimâ€™s account, bypass the bankâ€™s money transfer fraud controls and so on. It’s much easier to just demand cash directly from infected users — a crime that’s the Internet’s equivalent of kidnapping.”
Bob Sullivan, Give me your money, or your computer gets it
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is ransomware.