I have clients that have fallen victim to the curiosity of phishing emails. Be careful.
Phishing emails prey on the curiosity of people that get emails from well known companies that suggests action needs to be taken by clicking on a link in an email. For example, you might receive an email that looks like it came from your bank or a popular shipping service such as FedEx or United Parcel Service. Clicking on these links can download viruses and in some cases lock and hold your computer until you pay a ransom. This video deals with how to try to avoid being put in that situation. I have also posted a link to an article written by my friends at the Computer Café in Arlington Massachusetts where I reside.
From the Computer Cafe: Viruses? We Don’t Need No Stinking Viruses
Ransomeware Description from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware