Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is malware that enters your computer and renders all your data useless by virtue of very sophisticated encryption. Then the victim sees a pop-up with with a ransom demand to be paid in bit coin currency. It is very real as I learned last week when the client of firm I do work for was hit by this menace to the tune of $750.00 worth of bit currency. The link below takes you to a very informative NPR piece that will explain the phenomenon far better than I can.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/11/18/364730954/how-a-feud-between-two-russian-companies-fueled-a-spam-nation

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