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Warning others of new ransomware Virus "Cryptolocker" going around.

#11arrseetee(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 5:16:25 PM
nightmare75 posted...
GTRagnarok posted...
I keep everything important backed up so if I somehow got this virus, I would tell it to screw off.
Is it a cold backup? Because this thing has been known to encrypt files on every drive attached to the computer, network drives, USB drives, you name it. The only way your data is safe is if the computer can't access it.
I back up most important on a ex hdd, while most of backup is on a secondary drive, but unfortunatly was also affected as well. Guess won't do that next time lol.

-CJF- posted...
Sad to see that some people are actually paying the criminals for this. I would rather have my files deleted than fold to the demands of cyber criminals, which would only encourage this sort of activity.
Never thought I would ever consider doing something like this, but eventually I may end up having to. So much important stuff that it's very hard to let them go. It's ironic as paying actually works to retain but unfortunate as it's only feeding and encouraging them. Never thought I would have to pay as I do backup, but makes you think what would you do in this situation. And now I'm in it.
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#12Cool_Dude667Posted 10/26/2013 7:40:24 PM
Time to run another full scan :P
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#13KabtheMentatPosted 10/26/2013 8:37:37 PM
Knighted Dragon posted...
Instead of the government trying to restrict internet rights I wish they would focus on finding people who make viruses like this and break their knee caps


Would be cool to hear about some kinda Navy SEAL/Delta Force raid on these kinda people.

I don't imagine many would be captured alive.
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#14josh_bPosted 10/26/2013 8:42:58 PM
Why my pc is backed up after every major install or update. If I were to get something like this in 30 minutes I could be back up and running like nothing never happened.
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#15DiehardFFv2Posted 10/26/2013 8:43:18 PM
stmstr posted...
Knighted Dragon posted...
Instead of the government trying to restrict internet rights I wish they would focus on finding people who make viruses like this and break their knee caps


They're too busy playing make believe and dress up

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/october/darkmarket_102008

Literally joining the ranks of online criminals, so bad


That link doesn't really prove your point in the way you think it does.
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#16MaxCHEATER64Posted 10/26/2013 8:47:07 PM
Steam will let you redownload all your games forever. I believe Origin does this as well.
All of my important images are also stored on Imgur, and everything else on my computer is mostly programs that I could reinstall with a simple google search.

So if I got this, I'd just wipe my hard drive and reinstall everything. You should NEVER be so vulnerable, even if you've never got a virus before, that a single piece of malware would destroy you.

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#17Kokuei05Posted 10/26/2013 9:15:58 PM(edited)
I don't need these warnings. I never get these viruses; I don't even understand how people even get them.

Vectors: In order of likelihood, the vectors of infection have been:

Email attachments: A commonly reported subject is Payroll Report. The attachment, most of the time, is a zip with a PDF inside, which is actually an executable.
PCs that are unwitting members of the Zeus botnet have had the virus pushed to them directly.
There is currently one report of an infection through Java, using the .jnlp file as a dropper to load the executable.

10/24/13 EDIT: I'm working with the latest sample of the virus and you'd have to be really lacking in basic survival skills to run it. A zip, with an exe inside, that on XP through 8 all give you a "do you want to run this untrusted application" message.


From a post in Reddit. You've got to be really stupid to get infected.
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#18TheAspPosted 10/26/2013 8:57:07 PM
Its been beaten.... there is also a way to make your computer not able to get it..... anyone who would like more information on this nasty infection.... shoot me a pm and i will help you out....
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#19electroflamePosted 10/26/2013 10:04:38 PM
From: TheAsp | #018
Its been beaten.... there is also a way to make your computer not able to get it..... anyone who would like more information on this nasty infection.... shoot me a pm and i will help you out....

Does your solution end in downloading an executable?
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#20bkkorpsPosted 10/26/2013 10:23:12 PM
electroflame posted...
From: TheAsp | #018
Its been beaten.... there is also a way to make your computer not able to get it..... anyone who would like more information on this nasty infection.... shoot me a pm and i will help you out....

Does your solution end in downloading an executable?


no, its just a pdf file in a zip file that he will email you.
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