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The FBI has extremely frustrating advice for ransomware victims


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You don’t need to be sophisticated by cybercriminals, you are not the alone who is robbed by ransomware a biggest cyber threat. Same like you the Federal Bureau of Investigation is worried about hackers, too.

You may got the news, the White House, President Obama and many other federal employees have had their personal data hacked in recent months. Its good but sophisticated to know but many government officials are sponsoring hack teams behind this loss.

Good news come to you when you are informed FBI has your back when it comes to hackers in most of the times but FBI has it limitations and they can’t work after those limitations.

Now time to learn when will FBI be helping you out ?

The answer to this simple question is that when you are hacked by someone and you have the suspect, the FBI will help you out.

When will FBI be not helping you out ?

When it come to ransomware, the hackers demand for money or threaten you, steal your money and data, FBI suggests you to pay up ransom.

Cyber Security Summit 2015

The FBI was warning companies about ransomware attacks earlier this month at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 in Boston. They primarily warned about a few types of ransomware, including Reveton, Cryptolocker and Cryptowall.

Cryptowall is the most prevalent ransomware in the United States. In fact, the FBI fielded nearly 1,000 complaints about it from April 2014 to June 2015; those attacks cost victims $18 million.

This malware is sent as a spam or general phishing email, or ad advertising and often gets control of your computer and encrypt your computer plus all its directories. The password looks disguised so you can’t get in.

The FBI warned that if your computer is encrypted by a hacker, it may not be possible to get your information back without paying ransom. The FBI said in the conference, “Its good t o pay ransom”.


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