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(Tom's Guide)   Developers of infamous Ransomware "Cryptolocker", unable to accept that people would rather reformat their computers than pay out, update the virus to provide a second chance offer   (tomsguide.com) divider line 4
    More: Dumbass, Brian Krebs, local television, RSA, Windows PCs, Dropbox, Creative Suite, anti-virus  
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2013-11-05 11:15:13 AM
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Is it difficult to find these people? Are they hiding behind a number of proxies?

If it is possible to send them money, shouldn't it be possible to send them a drone?
2013-11-05 03:39:23 PM
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Jormungandr: MindStalker: mrlewish: abhorrent1: So if they do pay, do they actually get their shiat back or do these assholes just suddenly disappear leaving you farked anyway?

What do you think?

Of course, the unlock your stuff, they do have a reputation to uphold after all.

// I wonder what happens when you reverse the charges?

They also watch the threads about their virus on places like bleeping computer -- It is kinda creepy.

I think this is really a proof of concept virus more than anything... and it proved itself. I got one user infected with this about five weeks back, lucky for me it was a salesperson's pc and had no access to anything important, no shared drives at all. We've expanded our attachment block list by a lot, since absolutely nothing detected the virus when I got my hands on it a day later, (Zero hits on Virus total!).

I can't even blame the users much there are just too many vectors, hijacked websites, drive by downloads, compromised ads, good 'ole social engineering style emails. Ironically my over 50 crowd are pretty good about stuff. They know they don't know shiat about PCs and they will ask before doing something they don't understand. It is the supposedly tech savvy crowd  who just kind of grew up with PCs that cause me grief because they will either not tell anyone about the problem, or try to fix it themselves.


Check out Bromium (http://www.bromium.com/). Deploy their vSentry solution on all your user PC's, and your virus/malware problems will go away. It's a great product. It basically launches all internet tabs in their own MicroVM, as well as all attachments or downloads. It assumes EVERYTHING YOU DO ONLINE will compromise your system, and launches it in its own little bubble. Then when you close the app, it destroys the MicroVM.

I just rolled this out at my office and it's glorious. I can go to malwaredomainlist and click on links all day, and my host PC will never get infected. It's not a cheap solution, but it works flawlessly.
2013-11-05 03:35:38 PM
1 votes:
Ha ha noob, you are powned by troll. I have encrypt all your file. Leave 1000 GP at below coordinates and I give you key.
2013-11-05 01:47:55 PM
1 votes:
JonZoidberg:

If anyone knows a fully automated system to take PDFs and multipage TIFFs and turn them into perfectly OCR'd and formatted Word Documents (or open office) he'd be a happy clam.

Nothing's perfect, but Google Drive works OCR with PDFs, jpgs, pngs and gifs, with some limitations.

https://suppor t.google.com/drive/answer/176692?hl=en
 
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