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    Hackers are targeting Donegal computer-users by freezing their screens and then demanding money to unlock them – as Gaeilge! A man in West Donegal tried to access his computer but found it was locked with an Irish language message. The message demanded the man forward €100 via transfer computer to have the virus unlocked. Source

    Apparently the hacker is quite poor at the language!
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    Innovative use of Irish.

    Years ago I had a Unix system, and in an idle moment changed a lot of the commands to Irish.

    Nearly blew the lot.

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    Quite ambitious of anyone to think they could get one over on a Donegal man. He could end up with some wily Donal from The Blue Stacks emptying his account instead.

    That's got me thinking, how would people from each Irish county deal with such a situation? I'm guessing;

    Antrim - Sit with arms crossed until hacker gave up.

    Tyrone - Drive a twin-cam until the hacker gave up.

    Armagh - Find out who the hacker is, learn how it's done and take over the racket.

    Derry - Form an oraganisation called Direct Action Against Hackers and six-pack anyone who ever owned a laptop.

    Fermanagh - Organise a march against hacking with 'C' list celebrities such as GAA managers and Father Brian D'Arcy.

    Monaghan - N/A as yet.

    Cavan - Contact the hacker by phone explaining in the clearest way they can how upset they are. This should convince the hacker that they are dealing with someone who can't speak any recognisable language and they will give up. (Evening Paddy Joe)

    That's as far south as I'm prepared to go.
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    Default Maidir Le: Re: Computer virus targets Irish language users

    Quote Originally Posted by homer View Post
    Innovative use of Irish.

    Years ago I had a Unix system, and in an idle moment changed a lot of the commands to Irish.

    Nearly blew the lot.
    That would have been worth seeing in action ... commands in Irish, I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Quite ambitious of anyone to think they could get one over on a Donegal man. He could end up with some wily Donal from The Blue Stacks emptying his account instead.

    That's got me thinking, how would people from each Irish county deal with such a situation? I'm guessing;

    Antrim - Sit with arms crossed until hacker gave up.

    Tyrone - Drive a twin-cam until the hacker gave up.

    Armagh - Find out who the hacker is, learn how it's done and take over the racket.

    Derry - Form an oraganisation called Direct Action Against Hackers and six-pack anyone who ever owned a laptop.

    Fermanagh - Organise a march against hacking with 'C' list celebrities such as GAA managers and Father Brian D'Arcy.

    Monaghan - N/A as yet.

    Cavan - Contact the hacker by phone explaining in the clearest way they can how upset they are. This should convince the hacker that they are dealing with someone who can't speak any recognisable language and they will give up. (Evening Paddy Joe)

    That's as far south as I'm prepared to go.
    Cork - declare itself the people's Republic of hackers

    Limerick - find hacker and kick the snot off him
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Cork - declare itself the people's Republic of hackers
    And sing 'The Banks'?
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    Offaly - Introduce hacker to the boss of a hurl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Quite ambitious of anyone to think they could get one over on a Donegal man. He could end up with some wily Donal from The Blue Stacks emptying his account instead.

    That's got me thinking, how would people from each Irish county deal with such a situation? I'm guessing;

    Antrim - Sit with arms crossed until hacker gave up.

    Tyrone - Drive a twin-cam until the hacker gave up.

    Armagh - Find out who the hacker is, learn how it's done and take over the racket.

    Derry - Form an oraganisation called Direct Action Against Hackers and six-pack anyone who ever owned a laptop.

    Fermanagh - Organise a march against hacking with 'C' list celebrities such as GAA managers and Father Brian D'Arcy.

    Monaghan - N/A as yet.

    Cavan - Contact the hacker by phone explaining in the clearest way they can how upset they are. This should convince the hacker that they are dealing with someone who can't speak any recognisable language and they will give up. (Evening Paddy Joe)

    That's as far south as I'm prepared to go.
    Dublin - tweak source code to reroute funds, copyright code, use proceeds to procure lobbyist from communications clinic to advocate internationalization of process. Irish replaces English as global language - human race extinct in less than one generation. **ck yeah!
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    Westmeath - assembles think tank of the best and brightest of county - still can't switch computer on but inroads being made.
    In case this all goes pear-shaped, I'll bid you adieu

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    Quote Originally Posted by musashi View Post
    Westmeath - assembles think tank of the best and brightest of county - still can't switch computer on but inroads being made.

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    Default Re: Maidir Le: Re: Computer virus targets Irish language users

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew49 View Post
    That would have been worth seeing in action ... commands in Irish, I mean.
    Yes, didn't work out.

    I found unix easier to tweak than MSDOS, but trying to teach it Irish was a step too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew49 View Post
    Apparently the hacker is quite poor at the language!
    Google translate obviously.

    But the "ukash police virus" is rather old news. Had two "victims" last week, a retired Garda and the other guy rang up the local barracks, asking if he could pay cash since he didn't have a credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Quite ambitious of anyone to think they could get one over on a Donegal man. He could end up with some wily Donal from The Blue Stacks emptying his account instead.

    That's got me thinking, how would people from each Irish county deal with such a situation? I'm guessing;

    Antrim - Sit with arms crossed until hacker gave up.

    Tyrone - Drive a twin-cam until the hacker gave up.

    Armagh - Find out who the hacker is, learn how it's done and take over the racket.

    Derry - Form an oraganisation called Direct Action Against Hackers and six-pack anyone who ever owned a laptop.

    Fermanagh - Organise a march against hacking with 'C' list celebrities such as GAA managers and Father Brian D'Arcy.

    Monaghan - N/A as yet.

    Cavan - Contact the hacker by phone explaining in the clearest way they can how upset they are. This should convince the hacker that they are dealing with someone who can't speak any recognisable language and they will give up. (Evening Paddy Joe)

    That's as far south as I'm prepared to go.
    Not much point in trying to hack a Cavan person. Everybody knows we don't have two pennies to rub together

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