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Hotmail account held for ransom

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Earlier this week, one Hotmail user logged into their account to find that all of their emails had been removed by hackers, with the only email remaining demanding money in return for the deleted emails. According to Websense, this is a variant of “ransomware” which holds your files using methods such as encryption and demands money in return for the password. The cause of this is believed to be a computer in a Spanish Internet Cafe which was infected with spyware, therefore Hotmail users needn’t worry too much at present. Hopefully MSN should be able to restore the missing emails and this should be an isolated incident, although it could be a sign of the future.

    Source: Neowin.net
     
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    This reason is specifically why I don't use public computers for ANYTHING that requires me to log in.
     
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    Being in a hotel from a week to month (on business or other reasons) its very tempting to get online using their free computers.
     
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    if u do juse use a ip and so it that way
     
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    it is surprising what people do look at on free comuters a friend of mine even looks at his online bank account via free computers which is extremly silly to say the least.
     
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    Pwnt Hotmail Blows Roflcopters
     
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    If you're spending a week to a month regularly in hotels on business, I think it's time to get a laptop.
     
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    You know thats the truth.. At that rate I would be packing my desktop!
     
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    lol, hotmail account held up for ransom :p
     

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