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Yet another ransomware attack underway

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Yet another ransomware attack underway

According to the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40416611

There have been quite a few victims from across the globe.

 

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Re: Yet another ransomware attack underway

I cant believe they sell the ransomeware for £22 Shocked  the amount of damage caused is horrendous Sad

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Re: Yet another ransomware attack underway

It's a small investment for a potentially huge gain.

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Re: Yet another ransomware attack underway

I ended up copying over my VMs to the external drive and unplugging it last night just in case.

What i don't understand is how they intend to get payment? - IF the machine can't flaming boot up and the thing has infected the network (for those with more than one machine) then how is anybody going to be able to send a payment to anyone anyway?

Another ill thought strategy.

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Re: Yet another ransomware attack underway

Pay via mobile phone or maybe at the Library (assuming you have a Library that is).

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Re: Yet another ransomware attack underway

You're assuming that libraries won't be hit.

Secondly doesn't bitcoin rely on you having a wallet to use? - What happens if thats on your _just_locked_up PC and not your phone...

 

Like I said, a badly thought out strategy.

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