FBI officials issued a warning to computer users that a virus that tries to extort money from users.
The "Reveton ransomware" virus installs itself onto the computer from a compromised website.
The computer then locks up and a message claims that the FBI or Department of Justice has identified the computer as being involved in illegal activities.
The user is instructed to send in a prepaid money card in order to have the computer unlocked.
The FBI Cincinnati Division is reminding people that this is a scam and that you should never pay money or send personal information to these types of scams.
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