Video: Woman’s computer held hostage by fake USPS email scam

A Hazel Park woman has a warning after cyber crooks hold her computer hostage.She says it all started with what looked like a legitimate message from the US Postal Service. Anna Gregory thought she was getting information about a delivery – never expecting she would lose all of her personal information.

“I want people to be aware of what’s going on,” she said. “This has bothered me so badly.

Anna Gregory hasn’t had it easy – a car accident 20 years ago left her with a debilitating brain injury.

Her computer was her connection to the outside world, but that all changed last week. Anna clicked on a link that said “USPS delivery failure notification.” She was expecting a package, so she didn’t think anything of it.

“I clicked on the link for further instructions and then I got this thing that blew up in my face that said that all my stuff was encrypted,” she said.

Someone or someting hacked her computer and is now holding all of her personal information for ransom.

Source: Woman’s computer held hostage by fake USPS email scam | WJBK