Recently, criminals have gotten crafty and made software that locks your computer and demands a payment of $300.00. The hackers do this by implying you have done something illegal or they simply lock you out of the system.
A 2012 Symantec survey found that so-called “ransomware” extorts an estimated $5 million a year from users of PCs, and a new version is charging $300.00 to unlock your Android phone.
1. Download directly
2. Use your backups to restore
3. Do not pay money
Click here to read full arstechnica.com article with technical details.