Hope ur hotmail mail is safe !!!

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  1. anandk

    anandk Distinguished Member

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    Hotmail user/s logged into their account this week to find that scammers had deleted all their e-mails except for one, which was from a hacker demanding cash in exchange for restoring the lost information, according to Websense. Websense said this scam is a variant of ransomware, which is a malicious program that encrypts documents on the victim's computer and asks for a payment in order to decrypt the files.

    http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/securi...h_extortion_scam/0,130061744,339272681,00.htm

    David Emm, senior technology consultant at Kaspersky UK, said: "Within a corporation, the IT department normally backs up files. The danger is where attacks are launched at smaller businesses (without IT departments) and individuals".

    another classic case of :twisted: ransomware at work !
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    Thanks for the info !
     
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    phreak0ut The Thread Killer >:)

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    Common its MS after all :D
     
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    don't mind but such ransomwares were around for some time so it is not a new news to me...maybe they appeared on the net on mass scale now and that's why this news is being published now.....well gud for the rest of the members
     
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    actually this was meant for the rest of the members ;-) ... for those who did not know.

    ransomware may be old, mihir...but this hotmail news was posted around an hour back or so only on the net :)
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    thanks for info...bu i am safe....i haev abondoned my hotmail account longback..:D
     
  7. hotmail is safe

    i m using hotmail 2 year there is to problem like that
    i also read news at zdnet it is user falt hacker not hack hotmail site or mail server
    pc in cyber cafe is alreay has spyware so hacker hack outlook
     
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    i wish some one hacks in to my hotmail/rediff/sify account... and takes all emails... i will be glad... why ?? because only emails that come are spams... lol...
     
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    U r absolutely right friend. Me too, facing the same prob. :D
    I m afraid, what will happen if someone hacks thinkdigit.com :D :D
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    thanx 4 info .............
     
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