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Aug 31, 2016

FTC Consumer Updates - August 31, 2016: When Your Computer is Held For Ransom by Aditi Jhaveri

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Aditi Jhaveri
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC 
Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents. And the only way you could access any of it again was if you paid a lot of money — or bitcoins — to a hacker. Even if you pay, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your stuff back.
Sounds like something out of a movie, right? Unfortunately, it’s happening in real life. It’s called ransomware.

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