Held hostage by computer virus

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The owner of a Spalding restaurant is appealing for help because his computer is being held for ransom.

Ivan Pastore, of Amici in Vine Street, has only until 10pm tomorrow night to pay 500 euros and save his files after the computer was infected with the Cryptolocker virus.

Mr Pastore says computer experts have told him he may as well throw his computer away, but he is hoping someone out there might have a solution.

He said: “The computer contains all of my files connected to the business – staff files, accounts everything.

“I’m hoping someone can still help, but I want to warn people to watch out for spam emails and what attachments they open.”

If anyone can help, call Amici at 01775 767696.