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Ransomware Attack Targets Hotmail Accounts

In the latest twist on the small-but-growing practice of electronic extortion, criminals have taken to holding hijacked Web e-mail accounts for ransom, a security company said. San Diego, Calif.-based Websense has reported that some Hotmail accounts have been compromised, with all mail and contacts erased. The only remaining message: a ransom note demanding payment for the return of the deleted data. Full Story

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