This terrifying new virus locks YOU out of your TV, and then CHARGES you
The UK’s express.co.uk reports that security experts have warned about a growing number of cyberattacks on televisions – which lock out the viewer until they pay a ransom. Here’s everything you need to know about the terrifying trend.
Security experts have warned that a dangerous new form of virus aimed at smart TVs is on the rise.
Hackers are increasingly looking to attack television sets from abroad, locking users out of their device and leaving them unable to watch unless they pay a sizeable ransom.
The attacks, known as “ransomware”, make the lockdown appear like an official organisation, such as police or law enforcement agency has shutdown the affected device.
The warnings often claim illegal content or connections have been made from your TV. This block will then only be lifted when the victim pays a certain ransom to the criminals.