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?

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Scientists Find Oldest Animal in the World and Kill It

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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