Thousands of PCs in UK could be infected with blackmailing Trojan

Thousands of PCs in the UK could be infected with malware used to extort money from people warned Bitdefender.

The security company, which has developed a new free tool to remove the Trojan, found on millions of PCs around the world, said the malware scans the user’s IP address. It then sends a message saying purporting to come from the police accusing people of piracy. People are told they can pay a fine of as much as £125 to avoid prosecution.


Are we sure this it not simply the latest tactic used by MPAA and their lawyers? :stuck_out_tongue: