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    Now hackers can hold your files hostage...

    By Ted Bridis

    Washington - Computer users already anxious about viruses and identity theft have a new reason to worry: hackers have found a way to lock up the electronic documents on your computer and then demand $200 (about R1 200) over the Internet to get them back.

    Security researchers at the San Diego-based Websense uncovered the unusual extortion plot when a corporate customer they would not identify fell victim to the infection, which encrypted files that included documents, photographs and spreadsheets.

    A ransom note left behind included an e-mail address, and the attacker using the address later demanded $200 for the digital keys to unlock the files.

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    #2
    Re: Now hackers can hold your files hostage...

    Was that hacker from Dadu by any chance?
    charah saazon se alag hai mayar mera kay main
    zakham khaaonga tou kuch aur nikhar jaaonga

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      #3
      Re: Now hackers can hold your files hostage...

      No, from Naano Naano
      An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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        #4
        Re: Now hackers can hold your files hostage...

        Damn, i better keep my porn in a safe place.

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