Woman targeted by web hackers
A woman from Greater Manchester has become a victim of an internet scam in which hackers hijack computer files and blackmail owners to get them back.
Helen Barrow, a 40-year-old nurse from Rochdale, is believed to be one of the first victims of the con in the UK.
Criminals encrypt files with complex passwords, leaving a ransom note telling victims not to contact police. BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Woman targeted by web hackers
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