It seems that “Cyber-blackmail” is on the rise — this usually occurs when the victims receive an e-mail from someone threatening to delete computer files or install p*rn on their computers unless they pay up.

I know most who read the newsletter and blog already know better, but maybe you know someone who doesn’t, so pass this on. If you everget an e-mail like this, pass it along to your IT department. If you receive this at home, make sure your computer is secured against outside attack, by following the tips frequently mentioned by me here and in the newsletter.