Cybercriminals are once again targeting Skype users, although this time they are using ransomware and click fraud on their victims. For the uninitiated, ransomware is malware which restricts access to the computer it infects (either by encryption or locking the system and spamming with prompts), demanding a ransom paid for the restriction to be removed. Click fraud meanwhile is a type of scam that occurs when someone or a program imitates a legitimate user by clicking on an ad for the purpose of generating revenue for another party. Read the full story at The Next Web.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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