What do you make of this?

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  1. Sparky83

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    Came into work this evening to be told one of our PC's had been locked by the Metropolitan Police.

    Wasn't worried as I haven't used it for months and not for anything I shouldn't have.

    But you turn the PC on and it starts to load but instead of the desktop you just get this screen (see attached pic)



    You can't do anything with it.

    I'm guessing it's a scam and the pc has been hacked. There is no contact number on it at all, the only email address is [email protected]

    All seems a little strange.

    Plus they want you to pay using UKASH which seems to just be sending them a code and they get the money, guess that's not traceable?

    So for £100 they will unlock the pc, it's not really my concern as to what our company do about it but just wondered if this has happened to anyone before on here?
     
  2. Sparky83

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    Can't upload picture from my iPhone at the moment as the forum runner plugin is apparently out of date?
     
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  4. Sparky83

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    Ah ha, well without uploading the picture that I have your link is almost word for word the details on my picture.
     
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    I got that message the other day. if you read the small print very carefully there are a few spelling mistakes too!....


    The virus is easy enough to resolve (although the fix differs depending on your OS).
     
  6. Sparky83

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    This is a windows 7 pc, no anti virus on it. I know that's asking for trouble but they don't seem bothered.
     
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    Business PCs without antivirus?
    I hope you're charging a fortune for sorting this!
     
  8. Sparky83

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    It's hard to explain, but it's a pc owned by my company and used by us engineers but it's not linked to the business network and has its own BB supply to it. It's basically a stand alone pc that is there for us to monitor other sites that again aren't on the business network.
     
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    come on no one really believed that the met police could remotely lock a PC did they...

    Did they?:rolleyes:
     
  11. krish

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    probably came from a kinky porn link
     
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    I got hit by that once - from a website cookery website.
    It was a crude version so I was able to remove it manually.
    Later I let the website know and the got rid of the infection and let me know.
    Cooking as kinky porn? Tsk tsk Krish. ;)
     
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    Depends what you do with your meat and two veg.....
     
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    could be something as innocuous as balloons for those known as looners
     

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