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Yesterday when I was away from my PC my brother put all my work that I need in a Winrar file and encrypted it and he is blackmailing me saying that if I don't give him £100 he won't tell me what the password is. He also took both my backup USB drives. Now I'm not going to go to the police about it because he is my brother. I have said that I would but he called my bluff, and I am not going to give him £100. I only need these files by Sept so I don't really care how long it will take to remove the password. I also don't know how long the password is or if its got any number in it, the password could be anywhere from 3 characters to 300 characters.
Edited by andrews2547 - 7/27/11 at 7:40am
    
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if hes your younger brother them beat some sense into him and take one of his prized posesions and sell it for £100 to pay him simples
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I'd just go to the police.

Very honourable of you to consider the fact he's your brother, but he's clearly not considering you at all. So, go to the police and tell them what he's done. Broken into your computer, damaged your property and stolen your hard drives.

Remind your brother about the ongoing cybercrime initiatives in the UK and that the police won't look too kindly on him for this.

Also, crack the password yourself using a bruteforce rar cracker. But still, screw your arsehole brother and report him for stealing from you.
    
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No offence but your brother seems like an *******. There are two methods in which you can fix this situation.

1) Just call the police on him because if he is trying to blackmail you he deserves to get arrested brother or not... if my brother attempted to blackmail me I would call the police or get my mum.
2) Beat the crap out of him.

Another good suggestion that I saw on this thread is for you to go into his room and simply sell some things important to him.
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That's +2 for calling the police and +1 for beating the hell out of him.

I'll add a +1 for either keying his car, or perhaps shoving dogcrap through his letterbox - the Nick Clegg treatment.
    
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Wow your brother is a jerk. I would disown him. Send him to the police. Extortion is a serious crime.
Edited by Riou - 7/27/11 at 4:04am
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Break his arm, im not joking. If somebody did that to me i would do ALOT worse.
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if hes your younger brother them beat some sense into him and take one of his prized posesions and sell it for £100 to pay him simples
pretty much this.

and then do it again for good measure so he will not do it again.

i did that to my brother. he does not mess around with me anymore. my mom hates me now but i hate her anyway.

so all good
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Hahaha. Wow. He sounds like a druggie haha. Kicking his ass won't get your stuff back. Go to the police and take him with you, just don't tell him where you're going. I bet you he'll give you the password even before you go into the police station. =D And take a camera with you. =D
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