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Elizabeth M
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Re: So what did you do?
Elizabeth M   6/17/2014 9:48:25 AM
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Wow, what a cautionary tale you've told, Chuck. I can't believe people can get away with this type of thing! Well, I guess I can believe it, seeing how sophisticated and clever data thieves can be. It's a shame you lost your data again, but it's definitely good you shared your story to create awareness of this type of thing.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   6/17/2014 9:41:18 AM
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Chuck, did you contact any law enforcement? Perhaps your state AG. Sometimes if enough state AGs get word of enough fraud across the country, they take action as a group.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   6/17/2014 9:12:03 AM
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Rob: Regarding the Word docs -- yes, it locked up every Word doc on my hard drive. Also, all photos from Design News' past slideshows.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   6/17/2014 9:09:28 AM
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I did not pay the ransom, Rob. I had the last one-and-a-half years of my stuff backed up, so I didn't lose that. But I did lose everything before that. Some of my earlier back-ups -- on flash drives and even CDs -- were lost last year when my basement flooded. I was in the process (a very slow process, for me, at least) of "re-backing" them when this happened. There were several lessons in this for me, but one of the more important ones is to find a cloud-based way to back up my data.

Rob Spiegel
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So what did you do?
Rob Spiegel   6/17/2014 6:32:36 AM
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Did you pay the ransom or did you lose the files? Did it lock up all of your files, such as folders with Word docs?

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