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> Yet Another Ransomeware, Naturally, it uses a MS vulnerability thanks to NSA
Xairbusdriver
post Jun 28 2017, 10:26 AM
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rolleyes.gif "Petya" still requests the same $300 as the last malware. To me, this shows a lack of imagination on the scriptors! rolleyes.gif Maybe just a poor 'nose for business'? OTOH, if they charged more, it might encourage people to actually think about the OS they use...

However, the following indicates Microsoft may be changing its core products!
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Microsoft says the ransomware is "a new variant" of Petya, adding that it has issued new security updates to protect computers running its Windows software. Other anti-virus companies have also updated their software, in an attempt to limit the damage.
I assume that since much of their time is spent patching vulnerabilities in their OS, MS is now developing a new department or adding a new definition of what it does? laughhard.gif


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post Jun 28 2017, 11:41 AM
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They've brought back EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) which was dropped from Windows 10 until now! I think that it's called something else but it is the same codebase.


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post Jun 28 2017, 12:41 PM
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Is this what "crippled" the internet yesterday?


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post Jun 28 2017, 01:08 PM
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Yes it is Kimmer!


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post Jun 28 2017, 04:05 PM
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Didn't have any problems here. dntknw.gif Was doing a lot of FTPing with only normal, occasional very short delays.

Kimmer, check to your east to be sure you are still connected to the contiguous US of A! eek2.gif


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post Jun 28 2017, 07:33 PM
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Thanks, gunug. I kept hearing news headlines about the 'net being crippled worldwide due to malware. I never did catch the story, because I'd flipped over and was listening to music instead of blathering voices. tongue.gif

xABD, no problems here either—and we're still attached, so you're all stuck with us. tease.gif


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post Jul 5 2017, 04:52 PM
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An interesting take on the recent Malware. The professionals seem to think it was mainly a "State" attack that was masquerading as ransomware to avoid detection by some less-than-genius 'professionals'. Apparently, this thing only earned about $10,000 mainly because the payment option was an email address that was disabled within hours of the initial release. rolleyes.gif


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