Porn Site Ransomware Cybercriminal Jailed for More than Six Years.

Zain Qaiser, a member of an organized Russian-speaking cyber gang, responsible for “one of the most successful and closely guarded pieces of malicious software ever developed by the cybercrime community,” was jailed for more than six years in the U.K. on Tuesday. In the U.S., both the FBI and Secret Service have also made arrests “in relation to this global malware campaign.” The campaign targeted users of porn sites in more than 20 countries, placing fake advertisements which triggered ransom demands “from law enforcement or a government agency, which claimed an offense had been committed and the victim had to pay a fine of anything between $300-$1,000 in order to unlock their device.”

Source: Forbes