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25 Oct 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

True another one will pop up.
If you lock up the ones that are caught long enough they won't be doing such things for decades. Once the word get out if your caught the price you pay in many years in a Buba or Bubaet prison the attacks will slow down.

The penalties have to be raised or it will never slow down.


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26 Oct 2014   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Asset seizure is better than nothing. However probably difficult to get hold of most of the assets and the money will long have gone to some off shore untouchable bank account.

The best punishment is SERIOUS JAIL TIME in a TOUGH PRISON.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Oct 2014   #13
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

I think they may be just the American branch.
The times that I got calls from this same scam, in the background, It sounded like a lot of people involved.

In Aust, After M$ support, they also tried Telstra support too.

There were replies from England too.

They need to track these peoples contacts too, ie business partners, relatives, anyone they have been in contact with.
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31 Oct 2014   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I agree. I just got a call from one and kept them on the phone as long as I could. They eventually hung up on me.
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31 Oct 2014   #15
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This does not surprise me at all. It seems these evil doers just want a piece of our hard earned $ these days just like a ordinary thief.
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31 Oct 2014   #16
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Asset seizure is better than nothing. However probably difficult to get hold of most of the assets and the money will long have gone to some off shore untouchable bank account.

The best punishment is SERIOUS JAIL TIME in a TOUGH PRISON.

Cheers
jimbo
Totally agree with ya here jimbo!; These holes need to do time in a serious confinement place.
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02 Nov 2014   #17
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm glad they are finally doing something. It's about time.
+=1, lets hope this is a trend.
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02 Nov 2014   #18
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

My brother got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft saying that they had identified an issue with his computer. They pointed him to a website that offered remote support capabilities. He then hung up. I've dealt with a few techs from their premium server support services for my job so I know that they just don't call people up so I told him that if they try to contact him again not to answer and block the number. Microsoft waits for people to call them and not the other way around.
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