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The Trojan War: Malware attacks spike, catching NCW users in a hostile web

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WATERVILLE — Somehow, “Kam Thomson” knew Dale Abrahamse’s computer better than Dale himself did.

Abrahamse, a 71-year-old former postal worker, got a call from “Thomson” at his Waterville home July 8. There was a problem with Abrahamse’s computer, the caller said — the eight-year-old Windows PC he used to follow prep sports and browse for advice on the hobby nursery he maintained in his back yard.

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