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Offline Simon

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Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« on: June 02, 2014, 16:50 »
People have two weeks to protect themselves from a "powerful computer attack", the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27668260
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 20:55 »
It doesn't really say what the threat is.... :dunno:
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 21:03 »
Well, they've got one of them!  Bloody Russians!  ;D 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27668260

What do you mean, Clive?  The threat is that if you have the virus, you probably wouldn't know about it, and it can steal all your banking details, not to mention, locking all your files and holding them to ransom.  Is that enough?  ;D
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 21:23 »
It appears that the police have taken control of Cryptoblocker but cyber criminals will retake it in two weeks time.  :D
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 22:04 »
Cops and Robbers!   ;D

There's a useful bunch of utilities here, should anyone be concerned:

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 22:53 »
I downloaded cryptolockerblocker or some such thing.   :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 23:32 »
You can't be too careful these days. :)
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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 13:52 »
Cops and Robbers!   ;D

There's a useful bunch of utilities here, should anyone be concerned:

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#

Wow by the time you've downloaded that lot there won't be any room on the hard drive for a virus to hide  :crazy:

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Re: Two weeks' to block cyber-attack
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 13:56 »
I think you're supposed to be selective, according to need.  ;D
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