Police Ransomware Threat Assessment

by George Chetcuti [Published on 17 Feb. 2014 / Last Updated on 17 Feb. 2014]

The European Cybercrime Centre at Europol publishes its Threat Assessment on Police Ransomware – a class of computer malware that has seen exponential growth in the European Union (EU) over the last two years.

Police ransomware and ransomware in general are fast methods for criminals to make money.  The number of police ransomware cases will most likely go down in the near future, as more people will become familiar with this type of online fraud and will no longer pay the ransom. Once the police-branded frauds are not profitable anymore, cybercriminals will look into new ransomware opportunities.

Read more here - https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/policeransomware-threatassessment.pdf

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