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31 Oct: THE COST OF REPLYING TO SPAM

Spam email is undeniably the bane of our lives. It can range from benign things to the downright harmful, you know, the kind that once opened your computer has a virus that incessantly taunts you? But what happens when you decide to open up the spam folder and go, “Hey, what if I reply to a spam email?”My simple answer is this: Don’t.
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14 May: RANSOM.CRYPTXXX (WANNACRY) – THE NEW CRYPTO LOCKER VIRUS

On May 12, 2017, a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organisations, particularly in Europe. Wcry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to be paid by May 15, or, in the event that deadline is missed, a higher fee by May 19. The messages left on the screen say files will remain encrypted.