RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Crooks are hijacking computers with a scheme called Ransomware. If they gain access, they can lock your computer and make it appear you are in legal trouble and you need to pay a fine.
If you are victim of Ransomware, cyber criminals lock your machine and claim the only resolution is to pay up. Crooks usually disguise the message as if it's coming from a law enforcement agency, like the FBI. Cyber Expert, DJ Rivera, says it's happening more and more and people are falling for it. "You can get from a USB Stick, browsing some internet sites, from downloading files, photos, clicking links, there are basically just an infinite number of ways," Rivera says.