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The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Cybercrooks Start Customer Service Site for Their Victims

CryptoLocker crooks launch new ‘customer service’ website for victims

CryptoLocker ransomware is nasty malware that locks up their victims’ files until a ransom is paid. To facilitate these payments, they have set up a customer service site.

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Suppose we could get these guys busy on fixing the Obamacare site?

Blogs and Articles in No Uncertain Order

Scientists Find Oldest Animal in the World and Kill It

4 Personal Questions You Must Run Away From

Can You Name the Missing Words in These Modern Library Best 100 Novels of the 20th Century, from A-Z?Β Via Jenny Henson.

August McLaughlin is hosting a #BodyThanks Twitter social on Monday night to kick off the holiday season. The focus will be on helping those with body or food angst around the holidays. It’s Time to Give #BodyThanks

Trivia for the day . . . This is every death in Game of Thrones tabbed. I think we have located the Literary Serial Killer.

Game of Thrones Deaths Meme

Via Professional Organizer Judith Houlding, some super fun pics of dinosaurs at play. While Thier Kids Sleep, These Parents Pull Off This Amazing Stunt. Drop by Judith’s site and find out exactly what a professional organizer does. They aren’t just for Hoarders anymore.

Do You Know Your Publishing Rights? An excellent rundown from historical mystery author and publishing attorney Susan Spann over at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers site. I loved her ninja mystery, CLAWS OF THE CAT.

Speaking of rights, the US isn’t the only country spying with impunity on its “allies.” Via Richard Snow, Australia Should Be Embarrassed, Says Marty.

It’s getting chilly out there. Angela Ackerman shared this great video on 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes.

There’s lots of kerfuffle about Common Core education now being implemented in the US. NYT Bestseller Allison Brennan points us to a solid article about why it may well be justified. Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors. Check out Allison’s latest Lucy Kincaid novel, COLD SNAP.

Beautiful story. Navy Sailor, Fiancee Marry at Nevada Airport. Talk about a greeting!

But remember that not every soldier and sailor has someone to support them during their deployment. Angela Claybourn shared this very important program, Adopt A US Soldier. Want to support our troops, but not sure how? Go to this website and be matched with a deployed US soldier.

America’s foreign policy often gives us reason to cry, so I appreciated this laugh sent me by Carl D. Morris. Amber Alert Issued for Missing US Foreign Policy

And how fun is this? Amazing, intricate Domino Trick from Hevesh5 and Millionendollarboy.

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All the best to all of you for a week of keeping it safe.

Piper Bayard


22 thoughts on “ The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Cybercrooks Start Customer Service Site for Their Victims

  1. Pingback: The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Cybercrooks Start Customer Service Website for Their Victims « Bayard & Holmes

  2. Hi Piper and Jay, first Happy Thanksgiving, second, Who in the hell has enough time to set up those domino tricks and third I’m in love with the scarf lady.

  3. Yep! Scarf lady love here, too. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for the #BodyThanks shout out! My pal Pauline and I are so excited, we can hardly contain ourselves. Perhaps we’ll wear celebratory scarves…

  4. Man, the HOURS that those insane tricks must have taken to set up. Dedication to awesome. (I had a domino trick set up involving 483,286,997 dominos, but accidentally sneezed as I was setting up the 483,286,990th block… πŸ™‚

    • LOL. I’m so gullible I believed that domino bit until I thought about how much room 483,286,997 dominos would take. πŸ™‚

  5. Lot’s of interesting information in this post! I feel so well informed now. Is there an adopt a scarf lady program? πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!

    • LOL. If there’s not an Adopt A Scarflady program, there should be. I’m thinking Tomwisk would fill out the first application. πŸ™‚

    • Isn’t that a hoot? I have read all five books, but all of those tabs still surprised me. I like “Tabs of Death.” Very cute. πŸ™‚

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    doriantb said:


    Unbefreaking-lievable! No wonder some folks just give up and live off the grid! Thanks for the warning, guys!

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    Dave said:


    Duffleblog is awesome…some really funny stuff there. Thanks for the links – these are great!

  8. And a little more on what happens when you tap the phones of your own allies, whose cooperation you need.. (In Australia’s case, we need the cooperation of Indonesia on people smuggling and counter terrorism.) But we’ve been bugging the phone of their President and his wife. And now it’s not just beef imports from Australia they want to put the brakes on. As of today, their police force is now not going to cooperate with us on the items above until we explain what the hell we’ve been doing. Just because you can do it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/indonesia-suspends-police-cooperation-in-phone-tapping-fallout-20131122-2y1p6.html

    • “Just because you can do it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.” Or right, moral, ethical, respectable, or even useful. Thanks so much for the links. I’ll check them out. πŸ™‚

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