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    UK faces mass 'ransomware' email attack from cybercriminal gangs
    Charles Arthur and agencies
    The Guardian,
    Friday 15 November 2013 18.22 GMT
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    Police warn of viral scams disguised as messages from banks, followed by demand for Bitcoin payment to unlock devices.  British computer users are being warned of a mass spamming attack that aims to encrypt their computer and extort a £540 ransom – in Bitcoins – to unscramble it.  The UK's National Crime Agency put out an alert on Friday afternoon warning that emails masquerading as communications from banks and financial institutions are being targeted at small and medium businesses, as well as millions of bank customers…………………FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

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