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Old 06-08-2017, 12:39 AM   #1
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'Ponzi Scheme Meets Ransomware for a Doubly Malicious Attack'


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The first message to pop up on the computer screen let the victims know they had been hacked. The second message gave them a way out.

The victim had a choice: Pay the hackers a ransom of one bitcoin, a digital currency worth roughly $2,365, in exchange for regaining access to the
computer, or try to infect two new people on behalf of the attackers. If someone the victim knew fell for the bait and became infected, the attackers would consider the ransom paid and cede control of the infected computer.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/t...-wannacry.html
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:11 AM   #2
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Use of the term "victim" is hilarious.
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:32 AM   #3
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One way to find out who your "friends" are.
 
Old 06-08-2017, 08:26 AM   #4
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"One bitcoin, worth $2,365?" Hardly.

"One bitcoin" is worth nothing.

I am frankly very skeptical about these "scurrilous stories," even when The New York Times publishes them.
 
Old 06-08-2017, 08:53 AM   #5
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worth nothing.

I am frankly very skeptical about these "scurrilous stories," even when The New York Times publishes them.
Same here. Click bait in my book.

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Old 06-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #6
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I'm curious. Why is referring to someone infected by ransomeware as a "victim" hilarious and, assuming that the story is accurate, in what way is the headline "clickbait"?

Inquiring minds want to know.
 
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Where I come from, those aren't victims, that's snitching, if even to a different authority.
This "innovative idea" is go give up 2 friends to save your hide?
This make them any less a victim?

The nyt is not exactly accurate as recent events have shown. This is news?!

Nothing personal, but the juice isn't worth the squeeze.

John
 
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