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Criminals Lock Users’ PCs, Demand Ransom in Name of Anonymous

Ransomware that encrypts users’ data has been around for quite a while under various pretexts: illegal downloads via torrent, the alleged presence of pornography on the user’s computer and so on. A new breed of ransomware however, is using the image of the “Anonymous Hackers Group” to force people to shed money in exchange for getting their data back.

Russian Law to Block `Harmful’ Websites, Raising Concerns for Freedom of Speech

The Russian government passed a law enabling authorities to blacklist and force web sites offline in a move it says is meant to protect children from unsuitable content but that has drawn accusations of censorship.

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