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Old 06-27-2017, 01:32 PM   #1
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Post Global ransomware attack causes chaos


"Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40416611
 
Old 06-29-2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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Post Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts

The Petya malware variant that hit businesses around the world may not have been an attempt to make money, suspect security experts.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40442578
 
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I thought the main issues were caused by NotPetya?
Seems actual backing up of data is in order. Funny, that's never, ever, in the history of computing comne up before.

Really, back up it up properly or assume it's going to disappear.
 
Old 06-29-2017, 04:08 PM   #4
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backup data monthly or every other month at the least, stay away from Windows, keep your OS of choice updated.
 
Old 07-08-2017, 11:07 AM   #5
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Post Petya victims given hope by researchers

"A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40530316
 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:01 PM   #6
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Post Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

"Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40645569
 
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"Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40645569
Indeed, from what I have heard from somebody affected (I believe my friend but you need not, no more info will be given) the issues seem to have mainly been caused by the Unranian accounting software which ran as admin and auto-updated to include the malicious software. After that it turned out that backups were not really backups and PCs all had to be rebuilt.
 
Old 07-20-2017, 08:42 AM   #8
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And this relates to Linux?
 
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Post Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

"Security experts say a sharp increase in ransomware attacks is in part a result of how easy the malware is to acquire.

Researchers at Cylance and AlienVault were able to find off-the-shelf ransomware using a normal search engine, which could then be used to lock victims' computer files and blackmail them."

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technolog...lware-builders
 
Old 07-27-2017, 10:22 AM   #10
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Post Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

"Cyber-thieves have made at least $25m (19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40737060
 
Old 07-27-2017, 12:04 PM   #11
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Tell the stupid so-and-sos to use Linux and be less vulnerable.

Linux, being effectively unix, is designed around a security model.

Windows still prefers simplicity over security. Kind of like missing the locks off of your doors and adding padlocks held in place with sticky tape
 
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Post WannaCry ransomware bitcoins move from online wallets

"More than $140,000 (105,000) worth of bitcoins paid by victims of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have been removed from their online wallets."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40811972
 
Old 08-04-2017, 12:20 PM   #13
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Post Wannacry money laundering attempt thwarted

"The hackers behind the Wannacry ransomware have tried to conceal who they are by using a virtual currency that is more anonymous than Bitcoin."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40826056
 
  


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