File:Metropolitan Police ransomware scam.jpg

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Metropolitan_Police_ransomware_scam.jpg(394 × 252 pixels, file size: 20 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)
Description

A recent ransomware scam, fraudulently containing claims that the Metropolitan Police is investigating the computer due to illegal activities. Notice the poorly-written wording of the warning, and the insistence that the user pay a fine using untraceable electronic cash vouchers.

Source

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/02/13/metropolitan-police-malware-warning/

Date

2012

Author
  • Screenshot: Sophos
Permission
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Non-free media data
Description

Screenshot of a recent ransomware worm

Source
Portion used

Screenshot of its fake "notice"

Low resolution?

The resolution is needed to clearly read the content displayed

Non-free media rationale for Ransomware
Article

Ransomware

Purpose of use

Demonstrate the payload of the ransomware malware Reveton, which is discussed in the article

Replaceable?

Because the image is being used to further understanding of the specific malware Reveton (which is copyright-eligible), no free equivalent serving the same encyclopedic purpose is possible

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current18:40, 5 March 2017Thumbnail for version as of 18:40, 5 March 2017394 × 252 (20 KB)DatBot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
00:42, 28 June 2013No thumbnail800 × 513 (114 KB)Ktr101 (talk | contribs)Masked the IP.
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