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Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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Posted By Winchester Police on June 26th, 2017

Alex Baldwin WINCHESTER — Chief Peter MacDonnell reports that Winchester Police arrested a man on attempted breaking and entering charges Saturday night after an off-duty officer who was walking his dog noticed the man behaving suspiciously. ALEX BALDWIN, AGE 31, who is currently homeless but most recently resided in WOBURN, was arrested and charged with: Attempting to Commit […]

 

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Ransomeware

Posted By Winchester Police on May 17th, 2016

Ransomware is a form of computer malware that targets both human and technical weaknesses in organizations and individual networks in an effort to deny the availability of data to the user.   Ransomware is often delivered to a victim’s computer through a phishing email.  The malicious email then takes control of the user’s computer and essentially locks it down, preventing the user from accessing critical and persoanl data.  When the lock down occurs, the person behind the attack demands payment before sending  the user the unlock code.   If the ransom is not paid, the data will be unrecoverable.  Ransonware has been a problem for corporations for years but has recently become more common to home users.  For more information on Ransomware and how to protect yourself, the FBI Cyber Division has released a flyer, which can be downloaded here.  FBI Ransomware Flyer.pdf