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Seattle Photography Club Message Board Seattle Photography Club Discussion Forum › Scammers are demanding ransom for photos

Scammers are demanding ransom for photos

Margie N.
user 59863572
Seattle, WA
Post #: 2
I received an email from Smugmug yesterday sharing with me the apparent hacks from an IP address in Qatar trying to break into my site and into my galleries. Today, I heard on the news that a groups in getting into peoples photo files on their computers and changing to encrypted. They are demanding a high ransom for the encryption key. If you don't pay (why would you) they come back in and wipe out the photos. I recommend you check your security system and run a scan. I also put all of mine in the cloud and have a backup drive. It is desperate times.....
A former member
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