Hackers hold Aus businesses to ransom

2012-12-23 08:51
(Supplied)

(Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sydney - International hackers are holding Australian businesses to ransom by hijacking their computer systems, police warned on Sunday.

The internet criminals hack their way into a firm's computers and deliver a virus to encrypt all data.

E-mails from the cyber criminals often come in both English and Russian, leading police to believe they are based in eastern Europe.

Read more on:    australia  |  online security  |  computing
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.