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My computer is being held hostage

Check your computer’s security. Are your firewalls and anti-virus programs up to date? This is coming from a sad, sad place. You see, I am infected with the cryptowall virus. (Go ahead and google it. Yeah, it’s bad.)

All of my data files have been RSA encrypted and the original files deleted. They are being ‘held’ for ransom. It’s going to be a very long weekend of attempting to restore my data, and I know already that it won’t be perfect.

At the least I will lose a month’s worth of email.

So, make sure you are safe when you play on the internet.