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FBI Warns 'Ransomware' Scams on the Rise

There’s an old Internet scam floating around that’s getting some new attention lately. It’s called “ransomware,” and if you’re unlucky, it may have already infected your computer or mobile phone. Ransomware is a term used for a specific type of malware that secretly locks up certain files on your computer, putting them out of reach to everyone but the crook. Earlier this year, the FBI issued a warning, alerting the public to a recent rise in the spread of ransomware in the...

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