A case in 2012 involved a popular French confectionary shop’s website that was compromised to serve TROJ_RANSOM. This watering hole tactic resulted in widespread infections in France and Japan, where the shop also had a significant fan-base. BOV displayed a fake notice from the French police agency Reveton is a ransomware type that impersonates law enforcement agencies.
Known as Police Ransomware or Police Trojans, these malware are notable for showing a notification page purportedly from the victim’s local law enforcement agency, informing them that they were caught doing an illegal or malicious activity online.
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Ransomware is considered "scareware" as it forces users to pay a fee (or ransom) by scaring or intimidating them.