Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 

gzt

4125 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 156

Subscriber

  Reply # 966837 14-Jan-2014 14:28 Send private message

freitasm: Despite of what people are running as AV in their Windows machines, everyone should install EMET as well.

Seen any issues with normal operation after installing EMET?

BDFL
49124 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4141

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 966853 14-Jan-2014 14:52 Send private message

Not in its default configuration.




892 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 966868 14-Jan-2014 15:14 Send private message

networkn: Hi There!

Anyone who has been infected by this, paid the ransom and then used the credit card chargeback to cancel the transaction? Anyone personally paid and got their files unencrypted? We have a fringe client infected who hasn't had a backup for a few days over xmas wondering if he should pay or restore. 



Having dealt with this virus several times already, i can also confirm that there is no "cancel-able" way to pay the ransom.

You either pay the ransom and hope to recover your files, or restore from backup (unless you dont have a backup then you are buggered)

Quite a neat virus to be honest, but lacking in so many areas.  It could have a  mechanism in it to scan for and encrypt UNC shares along with the network drives!

Reports i have read that over 250,000 machines have been hit with this, and the creators have made an estimated $30Million. not a bad effort!



6694 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 609

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 966928 14-Jan-2014 16:00 Send private message

jaymz:
networkn: Hi There!

Anyone who has been infected by this, paid the ransom and then used the credit card chargeback to cancel the transaction? Anyone personally paid and got their files unencrypted? We have a fringe client infected who hasn't had a backup for a few days over xmas wondering if he should pay or restore. 



Having dealt with this virus several times already, i can also confirm that there is no "cancel-able" way to pay the ransom.

You either pay the ransom and hope to recover your files, or restore from backup (unless you dont have a backup then you are buggered)

Quite a neat virus to be honest, but lacking in so many areas.  It could have a  mechanism in it to scan for and encrypt UNC shares along with the network drives!

Reports i have read that over 250,000 machines have been hit with this, and the creators have made an estimated $30Million. not a bad effort!


It would be such a nightmare if it accessed UNC paths. 

gzt

4125 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 156

Subscriber

  Reply # 966991 14-Jan-2014 17:32 Send private message

Sensible move from the scammers there. You would have to figure out which machine encrypted it and it could possibly be encrypted by multiple machines sequentially. That would be a mess. The last thing they want is unhappy customers. Reports so far indicate it is pretty damn reliable ; ).

1183 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967000 14-Jan-2014 17:49 Send private message

freitasm: Despite of what people are running as AV in their Windows machines, everyone should install EMET as well.


Trying to load the link but it's taking forever! In fact the support.microsoft.com site is taking an age!




2311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 261

Trusted
Microsoft NZ

  Reply # 967221 15-Jan-2014 01:19 Send private message

Get a new ISP?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544

2311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 261

Trusted
Microsoft NZ

  Reply # 967222 15-Jan-2014 01:23 Send private message

networkn:
jaymz:
networkn: Hi There!

Anyone who has been infected by this, paid the ransom and then used the credit card chargeback to cancel the transaction? Anyone personally paid and got their files unencrypted? We have a fringe client infected who hasn't had a backup for a few days over xmas wondering if he should pay or restore. 



Having dealt with this virus several times already, i can also confirm that there is no "cancel-able" way to pay the ransom.

You either pay the ransom and hope to recover your files, or restore from backup (unless you dont have a backup then you are buggered)

Quite a neat virus to be honest, but lacking in so many areas.  It could have a  mechanism in it to scan for and encrypt UNC shares along with the network drives!

Reports i have read that over 250,000 machines have been hit with this, and the creators have made an estimated $30Million. not a bad effort!


It would be such a nightmare if it accessed UNC paths. 


hopefully plebs silly enough to execute the malicious code don't have W access to those shares that don't have a backup

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by turnin on 22-Jul-2014 16:56 (196 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


PB Computers experiences
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by 1cloud on 23-Jul-2014 21:13 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by CB_24 on 24-Jul-2014 10:28 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Huge Fuss, didn't even make it a year.
Created by networkn, last reply by Glassboy on 22-Jul-2014 19:50 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Is working in IT making you less manly?
Created by dotnetdev, last reply by dotnetdev on 24-Jul-2014 09:23 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Problem with packet loss and ping on international traffic
Created by yankstar, last reply by yankstar on 23-Jul-2014 21:48 (11 replies)

Those were the days......Xtra Jetstream plans 10 yrs ago
Created by clinty, last reply by Jarsky on 23-Jul-2014 15:25 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.