1.    07 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
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    Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live


    If you don't make regular back ups, might be a good time to start......

    There's a new malware attack in town, and it's designed to hit a little too close to home.

    A new phishing campaign is sending thousands of ominous-looking emails that contain the recipient's home address.

    The well-worded email appears to come from a legitimate email address and domain name, and raises very few irregularities. The email comes with an demand for money for an arbitrary service, along with a link that purports to be an "overdue invoice."

    Click that link and open the file (which looks like a Word document), and you'll become the latest victim of ransomware -- that is, malware that encrypts your files and locks you out of your computer until you pay a
    ransom.

    The longer you wait, the larger the ransom you have to pay.
    Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live | ZDNet
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  2.    08 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Ransomware is getting out of control...
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  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Unfortunately this will continue until users become better educated and stop clicking on links in spam mail.

    I only ever open an email that I am expecting, I know what if any invoices I am expecting, It's just common sense. Strangely enough If I get junk mail through my letter box it gets binned not opened, (often in full view of the person who who just posted it)
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  4.    08 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    Ransomware is getting out of control...
    Indeed, then again I am well protected, so I do not even consider it as a threat.

    Ransomware one of the biggest threats in 2016

    FBI Says Threat From Ransomware™ Is Expected to Grow - WSJ
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