The cybercrime goes like this:
Your computer freezes. A message from the “Police Cybercrime Investigation Department” appears onscreen saying you must pay $100 or face criminal prosecution for a slew of possible offenses like copyright violation, gambling and infecting other computers with a virus. If you pay, the message reads, your computer will be unlocked in less than 72 hours.
Here’s what to do if you’re targeted with this latest cyber scam called “Ransomware”:
Don’t pay, say the RCMP.