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If you think you cannot be fooled by online ‘ransom perpetrators‘, I assure you that it can happen before you know it.
- Below is a screen shot of what happened to me on my home computer, and I must admit I was not paying attention at the time.
- Before I knew it, I had clicked a link and I became a PC user being held hostage. A password was put on my computer, and I could not access it.
- There ensued a very stressful and costly sequence of experiences.
I knew that I would be asked for money to get my PC returned to me, but I was also concerned whether I would continue to be plagued by this issue once I gave them the money. When I called, the people sounded very professional, and sure enough they had total control of my PC, and in addition my home Network! Continue reading