You've probably heard this on the UK news but I expect it'll spread further. There's a new internet scam doing the round that holds your computer files hostage. For full details read the Times article below (please copy and paste the entire link from http: to .html or it won't work).
Just goes to show you should never click on pop ups.
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Alison Jenner Switzerland Local time: 18:50 French to English + ...
Apparently via e-mail according to this
Jun 1, 2006
Scary stuff - but apparently (at least according to this) the whole problem started after she opened an attachment (which may well have then put the pop-up on her computer). Another warning not to open attachments!
"Her computer became infected when she opened an e-mail attachment that claimed to be an anti-virus program. The virus that attacked her computer is known as Archiveus. "
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