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