Meet the Guy whoTurned Himself in for Child Porn all thanks to a Malware

Okay, this will sound a bit stupid but true, according to The Verge   a 21-year-old Virginia man was browsing the internet when he saw a pop-up that likely filled him with dread. “FBI warning,” the message read, informing him that child pornography had been identified on his machine, and instructing him to pay a fine or face prosecution. The message was fake, of course — just ransomware, a type of malware that locks up a user’s computer until they pay up.

The next move is the most stupid of one of them all instead of paying the scammers, the man brought his computer to the police station and asked if there were any warrants out for his arrest for child pornography. But obviously there were not, but police searched the machine and found messages and photos with underage girls. The man was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, one count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children, and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. He is being held without bond.

But seriously, how dense can one get?

Source: The Verge

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