XP prfessioal OS locked, fine payment demanded RRS feed

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  •        One of my computers XP professional os is locked out by xp service pack 2 ca .   A fine payment is demanded to prevent computer seizure and court action. Payment is to be made by Ukash vouture. Offence is misuse of certain internet websites or visiting of said websites. Does this sound legitimate or has my os been hacked and held for ransom? I am in Canada and Ukash has just been introduced here from Britain. If this is official why would a more available  or well known means of payment not be requested. Has anyone heard of this type of attack?
    Monday, May 7, 2012 4:45 AM