Guwahati  
 
logo
  Guwahati,

best replica watches for sale,and cheap replica watches online!

North East »» Realistic approach needed for solving Assam–Nagaland border row•••BJP stresses development of NE•••Construction of world’s tallest bridge begins in Manipur•••State »» Reservation policy should be done away with: SJBPA•••Body recovered•••RUKR slams AASU president, decides to fight BTC election•••National »» Government denies bugging at Gadkari’s home, Congress wants probe•••Identify bills for parliament session, PM tells ministers•••Filter rogue whistle–blowers, Parrikar asks media•••International »» Israel embarks on ’unlimited ceasefire’ policy in Gaza •••Iran urges Muslim countries to help end Gaza blockade•••Nepali parties prepare to make Modi visit a success•••    
  Home » International News » Story
 
Computer virus accuses victims of viewing child porn
 

London, Feb 2: Police in Germany are warning people about a computer virus that accuses victims of viewing “juvenile pornography”, BBC reported.

The “ransomware” virus also displays an image that claims it can reveal images of child sexual abuse have been viewed on a computer. The virus locks a computer and only returns control to its owner on payment of a 100 euro fine. It purports to be collecting cash on behalf of German copyright authorities and the country’s national computer security agency.

Police said the virus amounted to “digital extortion” and victims should not pay up. The warning was issued by Germany’s Federal Criminal police office (Bundeskriminalamt or BKA).

The virus found by the BKA uses a pop–up window that says the machine has been locked down due to “unauthorised network activity”.

The window is crafted to look like it has been put together by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BKI) and its society for prosecution of copyright infringement (GVU).

Text in the window claims that images of child sexual abuse as well as pirated content have been found on the machine, BBC said. Also displayed is a picture of a child which the virus claims reveals illegal images have been viewed on the computer.

Rik Ferguson, director of security research at Trend Micro, told BBC it was the first time he had heard of a virus displaying images that users were accused of harbouring.

The BKA said users should not pay the fine “under any circumstances” and added that neither the BKI or GVU collected cash in this way from those suspected of viewing illegal images or pirating content.

Instead, users should use anti–virus and other security software to clean up their PC and deal with the virus.

Ransomware, which tries to make victims pay an on–the–spot fine, is becoming more prevalent but most strains simply accuse people of pirating movies or music. Others scramble data that is only unscrambled when a fee is paid. Security firm Symantec said it was seeing more and more strains of ransomware and said it could be “highly profitable” for its creators. It estimated that ransomware makers were already making about $5 million a year from such malicious code. (IANS)

       
Maximum
 
Minimum
 
Guwahati
33.0oC
25.4oC
Dibrugarh
32.6oC
24.0oC
Shillong
23.4oC
18.2oC
Imphal
30.8oC
22.4oC
Kohima
29.4oC
16.7oC
Itanagar
NAoC
NAoC
Rain/thundershowers would occur at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and at many places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
East–West corridor for economic development in offing: Tuki
Byaling advocates comprehensive police to tackle drug menace
 Meghalaya News
KHADC, MDCs to visit border villages today
’Aggrieved individuals can go to court of law’
Diarrhoea cases rising alarmingly State
Iewduh to get a face lift
 Northeast News
Realistic approach needed for solving Assam–Nagaland border row
BJP stresses development of NE
Construction of world’s tallest bridge begins in Manipur
 Cachar News
Jute Park in Cachar: Route to making money
ACKHSA demands Pro–VC Debashish Bhattacharjee’s resignation
 National News
Government denies bugging at Gadkari’s home, Congress wants probe
Identify bills for parliament session, PM tells ministers
Filter rogue whistle–blowers, Parrikar asks media
Saharanpur violence: Akali delegation meets Akhilesh
 International News
Israel embarks on ’unlimited ceasefire’ policy in Gaza
Iran urges Muslim countries to help end Gaza blockade
Nepali parties prepare to make Modi visit a success
’1,129 killed in eastern Ukraine crisis’
 State-1
Reservation policy should be done away with: SJBPA
Body recovered
RUKR slams AASU president, decides to fight BTC election
JSM fires salvo at AATS general secretary, demands his removal
 State-2
Fresh move to form one–man expert committee on Bodoland issue opposed
Family members of slain NDFB militant to approach Human Rights Commission
AKRSU president directs ire at AASU leaders, calls them ’opportunists’
AKRSU to celebrate its 24th establishment day
 Local Sports
Mrinmoyanandaji Maharaj advises students
Assam–NCA match evenly poise
4 NE organizers in new committee
 Sports
Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo
Real Madrid coach rules out another striker
Indian team hopeful of good show at chess Olympiad
Clark powers past Furyk for Canadian Open win
 Editorial
Disinvestment Plans
Developing World’s Immense Agri–potentialities
Taking India ahead
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Geographical Perspective of Artificial Flood in Guwahati
Subansiri project: Some facts
A TALE OF GRAND PARENTS
 
Assam
 
Assam is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur located in the city of Guwahati.
 
more...
Nagaland
 
Nagaland is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Kohima. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Mizoram
 
Mizoram is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Aizwal. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Meghalaya
 
Meghalaya is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Shillong. located in the Guwahati.
 
more...
Manipur
 
Manipur is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Imphal.
 
more...
Tripura
 
Tripura is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Agartala.
 
more...
Arunachal Pradesh
 
Arunachal Pradesh is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Itanagar.
 
more...
Sikkim
 
Sikkim is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Gangtok.
 
more...
Home  |  Guwahati City  |  Editorial  |  International  |  National  |  Business  |  Arunachal  |  Meghalaya   |  Northeast  |  State  |  Cachar  |  Sports   |  Local Sports
 Archive  |  Melange  |  Saturday Fare  |  Junior Sentinel  |  Multilingual  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise with us  |  Dongmusa