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"Trojan Freezes Computer, Demands Ransom"

And that is one of the current headlines on YahooNews.   Trojans are taking their thuggery from offline to online:

Trojan Freezes Computer, Demands Ransom

Jeremy Kirk, IDG News ServiceThu Apr 27, 10:00 AM ET

A new kind of malware circulating on the Internet freezes a computer and then asks for a ransom paid through the Western Union Holdings money transfer service.

A sample of the Trojan horse virus was sent to Sophos, a security vendor, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant. The malware, which Sophos named Troj/Ransom-A, is one of only a few viruses so far that have asked for a ransom in exchange for releasing control of a computer, Cluley said.

I guess being Trojans and thuggery (no matter what kind) go hand in hand. Oh what a week ... good luck to all the Bruins tomorrow in the NFL draft. GO BRUINS.