*Okay everyone! We’ve officially made a technological segue into the 21st century.

No more looking over your shoulder at the ATM to worry if you’re being robbed! In the information age, the worry has shifted to sitting down at your computer and worrying if your files are there.

Hacking has been a huge problem for some time. But now we have to contend with not only being hacked, but our computer files being held for ransom?! What?! That’s right!

The message you will receive might make you feel like the feds are watching your every little freaky deaky, immoral, maybe even unethical online action.

But the truth is many Internet gangs are making out, like the bandits they are, with something called “ransomware,” according to the Daily Mail.

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