Ransomware threat

Just to let you know that I have been subject to a ransomware threat. I inadvertently clicked too quickly on a link before ascertaining it was legitimate and since then have had some questionable pop-ups despite my pop-up blocker.

The attacker threatened to send compromising emails to my email contacts. As there is no such material, I assume this is more of threat to try to extort $1,000.

I have reported this attempt to Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

So if you receive any emails that don’t sound like me, they are most likely not.

And this a reminder to us all to be careful and vigilant and change our passwords routinely and use a password manager to general more difficult ones.