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Ransomware attack
« on: May 15, 2017, 06:08:49 AM »
Just curious...

Anyone get hit with Ransomware?  I haven't, we run Malwarebytes on a regular basis, but, I've never seen anything show up... in a long, long time, just a "tracking cookie" occasionally.  Pretty satisfied with Malwarebytes, it's FAST... I guess it's doing the right job.

Might help that we limit where we go on the web, but I've wondered about following some of those links from time to time.
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 06:41:58 AM »
I got hit a couple of weeks back, couldn't close the page, so I tried closing all the pages, still blocked me, so I did a Cntr Alt Del and shut everything down I knew shouldn't be running.
Haven't had an issue since. I blame it on a redirect link to an article I was reading on a tech site, found out the site had been hacked, that there were no redirect links to page two of the article. :sneaky:
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 07:10:11 AM »
I got hit a couple of weeks back, couldn't close the page, so I tried closing all the pages, still blocked me, so I did a Cntr Alt Del and shut everything down I knew shouldn't be running.
Haven't had an issue since. I blame it on a redirect link to an article I was reading on a tech site, found out the site had been hacked, that there were no redirect links to page two of the article. :sneaky:

Just named the very thing I'm afraid of, after going to a site I visit on a regular basis, finding out I'm infected because the site was hacked.
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:47:50 AM »
Just named the very thing I'm afraid of, after going to a site I visit on a regular basis, finding out I'm infected because the site was hacked.
Yep, as safe as I was in avoiding questionable sites, I was following research links on a certain innocuous subject, interesting only to me, not the kind of sites you'd expect to find any sort of malware.
Now I relegate myself to sites I'm completely familiar with. Boring, but safe, I hope...
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 01:02:56 PM »
What about this? Make a mirror image of your hard drive, and save it separately. If attacked, wipe the drive and reload the archived image. You lose a day's work at most.

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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 06:49:09 AM »
Just named the very thing I'm afraid of, after going to a site I visit on a regular basis, finding out I'm infected because the site was hacked.
But my infection isn't the same one that's being talked about in the news, so I may have been lucky.
Here's the one everyone is worried about, but I can't find sympathy for this victim, and I love the headline. :laugh:

Send Bitcoin or the Mouse Gets It: Disney is Latest Victim of Ransomware Attack

http://www.redstate.com/terichristoph/2017/05/15/send-bitcoin-mouse-gets-disney-latest-victim-ransomware-attack/
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
But my infection isn't the same one that's being talked about in the news, so I may have been lucky.
Here's the one everyone is worried about, but I can't find sympathy for this victim, and I love the headline. :laugh:

Send Bitcoin or the Mouse Gets It: Disney is Latest Victim of Ransomware Attack

http://www.redstate.com/terichristoph/2017/05/15/send-bitcoin-mouse-gets-disney-latest-victim-ransomware-attack/

Wasn't that just SPECIAL that they trust the FBI on this?  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 12:06:05 PM »
Wasn't that just SPECIAL that they trust the FBI on this?  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 01:47:59 PM »
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I thought of Taxed when I read Microshaft just issued a special patch on this issue....for XP.

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Re: Ransomware attack
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »
Just heard Starbucks network went down.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/16/starbucks-computer-system-crashes-computer-hack/

I'm quite confident the actual network is UP-UP, but the Servers are probably Up-down.
Their network is over a patchwork of providers - whether or not this is related to the wannacry thing, who knows.

Yep, I suppose they might have thought, "We're so cool, everyone loves Starbucks, nobody is ever gonna touch us."
Not a matter of Liberals getting hacked, probably poor IT management.
I've been told, if you "like" big brother type of micromanagement... apply, hence the problem is most likely at "home".
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