FBI Warns Of Computer Scam That Locks Up Your Machine and Demands Money. So, It’s AOL, Right?


computer scamThe Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Division issued a warning Thursday about a new Internet virus that locks computers and carries a fake message purportedly from the FBI requesting payment to unlock the computer. In the alert, the FBI’s Boston Division — which covers Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts — said it has received an increasing number of reports from individuals who have fallen victim to the computer scam. Though she declined to provide numbers, FBI spokeswoman Katherine Gulotta said that about 15 percent of all of the computer complaint calls the FBI has received in the Boston Division have been attributed to the Reveton virus. Of those, 10 percent came from Maine, she said.  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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