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Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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Emergency:
(781)729-1212 / 911
Business:
(781)729-1214
Posted By Winchester Police on December 8th, 2017

The Winter Parking Ban is an effect.  Vehicles parked on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM are subject to fines.  Any vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency may be fined and towed. For residents who live in or around the center of town, vehicles can be parked, overnight, in the […]

 

Archive for May, 2016

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