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Internet Ransom (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 25 2005 @ 01:25 AM
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A hacker holds files hostage for a ransom.
 



www.cnn.com
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Computer users already anxious about viruses and identity theft have new reason to worry: Hackers have found a way to lock up the electronic documents on your computer and then demand $200 over the Internet to get them back.


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In my honest point of view, it will be a matter of time before this person or person(s) is caught. This honestly does bring out to show you how unsecure the Internet is becoming these days.




posted on May, 25 2005 @ 01:37 AM
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[edit on 5-25-2005 by CPYKOmega]



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 05:10 AM
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Back up your files!

If there is anything you have that is really secret/important then place it on a system that is not connected to the internet.



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