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email Warning

The National Crime Agency has issued a warning about a scam that could seriously damage your computer. Anyone opening a link in an email would be asked to pay to obtain a key to solve the problem.
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Re: email Warning

Thanks for the info.... have just emailed some friends to let them know about it...
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Re: email Warning

The NCA seem to be taking this threat seriously so its something we should be alert to.
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Re: email Warning

@artmo, thanks, ..............would be good if PN could block it - or even give a warning if it turns up with any PN users.
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Re: email Warning

Again, thanks artmo.
Quite frightening what can be done Sad

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Re: email Warning

Quote from: artmo
The NCA seem to be taking this threat seriously so its something we should be alert to.

Not that seriously. Cryptolocker has been around for weeks, yet they've only just got around to warning people.
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Re: email Warning

http://blog.kaspersky.com/cryptolocker-is-bad-news/
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Users of Kaspersky Internet Security are protected against all current modifications of CryptoLocker, preventing it from executing on their systems.
and and I am sure most decent AV solutions will do as well
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Re: email Warning

Thanks for the heads up - I'll have to have a meeting with a customer on Monday and see if I can upgrade their backup frequency etc as this could hit them quite badly.
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Re: email Warning

Radio 4 You And Yours Fri 24 May 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019njr3
Similar, if not same, threat being discussed.
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Re: email Warning

cryptolocker - in action

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Re: email Warning

@journeys, thanks for the link.  Very interesting. Looks nasty.
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Re: email Warning

I seen it on TWiT Security Now:

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This is another reason not to open your emails in html you should use plain text