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chuffchuff
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Gameover Zeus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27668260
So, we just wait to hear from Plus Net?
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Oldjim
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Re: Gameover Zeus

even more scary is http://news.sky.com/story/1273922/two-weeks-to-prepare-for-cyber-attack with a link to a site for help which is totally overloaded - clever  Shocked
artmo
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Cyber Fraud

A major cyber gang has got into many PCs around the world. The gang has been thwarted but precautions are needed.
Cyber Fraud
HairyMcbiker
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Re: Cyber Fraud

Some people NEVER learn, an email from Inland Revenue addressed to an email address not you, and you click on it  Crazy
Stupidity causes more losses every year than hacking ever did.  Undecided
HairyMcbiker
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Re: Gameover Zeus

Well in 7 years of running Linux with NO AV and NO Firewalls, I have NEVER had any viruses or malware  Cheesy
Just lucky ? I doubt it  Tongue
Oldjim
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Re: Gameover Zeus

two topics merged
Nidgster
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News at 10 - Cyber attacks from Ukraine

I see all the news programmes are going mad about the latest cyber attack and that we should be alarmed. They're not saying what to do, other than go to a website called "getsafeonline", but unfortunately that has crashed.
Other than making sure Mcaffe is up to date and a has scanned the computer fully and not opening email attachments that are not familiar are there any other things we should be doing. The antivirus is free with plusnet so we always know that is up to date.
Oldjim
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Re: Gameover Zeus

post merged and thread moved to Windows software for better visibility
Oldjim
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Re: Gameover Zeus

McAfee as with all Internet Security Packages is only up to date if you have automatic virus updates allowed
ejs
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Re: Gameover Zeus

And the next news article will be warning about bogus emails / popups / telephone calls telling you your computer has a virus...  Roll_eyes
Chris
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Re: Gameover Zeus

Quote from: chuffchuff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27668260
So, we just wait to hear from Plus Net?

Only a very small number of Plusnet customers have been infected and we've already emailed those customers yesterday.
Former Plusnet Staff member. Posts after 31st Jan 2020 are not on behalf of Plusnet.
Roberto0151
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Re: Gameover Zeus

That's very comforting. Thanks Chris !
Just in passing, a programme called Cryptoprevent  (at FoolishIT.com) claims to protect against Cryptolocker.
ReedRichards
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Re: Gameover Zeus

There is nothing new about the viruses being publicised, they have been around for months now.  What is new is that the authorities have made a concerted effort to crack-down on those responsible. 
artmo
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Re: Gameover Zeus

Further information from today's LBC programme.
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chuffchuff
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Re: Gameover Zeus

Quote from: Chris
Only a very small number of Plusnet customers have been infected and we've already emailed those customers yesterday.

Does it require the intervention of a foreign intelligence agency for Plusnet to protect (potential)
vulnerable folk from being exploited? Or any ISP for that matter to take action and pass on information
that they already have or are aware of?
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)