The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that U.S. individuals and businesses are still at risk of CryptoWall ransomware fraud. Scam operators use ransomware—a type of malicious software—to infect a device and restrict access until a ransom fee is paid. Individuals and organizations are discouraged from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee files will be released.
IC3 Issues Alert on CryptoWall Ransomware
Original release date: June 23, 2015