10 Oct '13, 1pm

Virus encrypts your files then demands bitcoin to decrypt them. ...do they accept litecoin?

Preface: We allow Canadians to buy .4 Bitcoin quickly using debit. As the title describes, yesterday we received a panic call from an innocent business owner who's business files (this virus targets AutoCAD, Illustrator, Quickbooks, powerpoint and other business file.ext's) had been encrypted by this virus. His staff and business were at a standstill until he could buy "Bitcoin" (which of course he had never heard of and this was such a great first exposure for him...) Apparently, the virus gave him an address, and was requested a transaction ID proving he made the payment. He only has 30 hours to do so, and cannot sign up for exchanges etc. Has anyone else heard of this? It's TERRIBLE the more we think about it. We are extremely reluctant to facilitate this type of transaction. However we CAN help very easily using our system. If you goto a bank to take out ransom money t...

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