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Title: Another reason not to click links in emails 'Alarming' rise in ransomware
Post by: 6666 on Tuesday June 7 2016 14:46:22 AEST PM
'Alarming' rise in ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that scrambles the data on a victim's PC and then asks for payment before restoring the data to its original state. The costs of unlocking data vary, with individuals typically paying a few hundred pounds and businesses a few thousand.


http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36459022


On the site is a link to a list of ransom ware check out the crazy extensions you may see.


Title: Re: Another reason not to click links in emails 'Alarming' rise in ransomware
Post by: Doug on Tuesday June 7 2016 16:15:37 AEST PM
  
'Alarming' rise in ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that scrambles the data on a victim's PC and then asks for payment before restoring the data to its original state. The costs of unlocking data vary, with individuals typically paying a few hundred pounds and businesses a few thousand.


http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36459022


On the site is a link to a list of ransom ware check out the crazy extensions you may see.

This is why you need to regularly make disk images and make sure that you set up the  PC bios to boot off a CD so you can restore an image file from DOS. I  currently use image for windows for  doing this.
doug ::419::


Title: Re: Another reason not to click links in emails 'Alarming' rise in ransomware
Post by: WM6 on Tuesday June 7 2016 22:38:09 AEST PM
Even better is to have web-isolated PC for your main work and one dedicated (sacrificed) to everyday Internet use without any important data on it.