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Ransomware and scammy tech support sites team up for a vicious one-two punch

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    Symantec has seen a curious fusing of two pernicious online threats, which would cause a big headache if encountered by users.

    Some websites offering questionable tech support services are also dishing up ransomware, which locks up a users files until they pay a fee to decrypt them.

    The support scams involve trying to convince users they have a computer problem and then selling them overpriced software or support services to fix it. It's often done via a pop-up message that urges people to call a number or download software.

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