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New Ransomeware is running loose!
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:36:11 PM »
A new strain of ransomware, a Petya-esque variant being called Petya/NotPetya, is swiftly spreading across the globe today, impacting tens of thousands of computers as of 2:00 p.m., PST.

More powerful, professional, and dangerous than last month's WanaCrypt0r attack, the Petya-esque ransomware uses the same EternalBlue exploit to target vulnerabilities in Microsoft's operating system.

However, unlike WanaCrypt0r, this ransomware instructs you to reboot your computer and then locks up your entire system.

Long story short: if you get this infection, you're hosed.
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 09:30:52 PM »
...so it is in an email attachment? If so is it a specific type of email that can  simply be deleted?
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 09:42:15 PM »
I don't know by experience if it helps, but I still recommend configuring your Windows PC with a dual boot alternative, booting into one of the Linux distros. If Windows is locked up, you could still possibly boot into Linux and recover some files.

You can also put it on a usb thumbdrive to boot from it

Try Centos for example. You might even discover that you could run many of your fave apps under Linux with emulation libs like Wine and/or play-on-linux





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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 11:45:22 PM »
I guess I'm lucky I can't access the internet on my pc at this time! Crazy how the timing works for me on this! ™
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 01:05:42 AM »
..unfortunately none of the graphics software I use plays well with Linux.  Daz sort of runs under Wine but often time the sliders don't work correctly and the content database will have fits. Carrara or Hexagon do not run at all under any Linux emulation. 

Blender does but until that programme gets a complete UI makeover, I won't bother with it

Fortunately like Agent Double-0-Hiccup, my workstation is not connected to the Net, but I do transfer new content and freebie downloads from the notebook I am using for Net purposes to it via USB stick.
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 06:22:05 AM »
This is unbelievable! How horrible! Wot gets me is why these people put things like that out there, i mean wot do they get out of it,sickos if u ask me!                                                                                     
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 06:22:45 AM »
A dual boot system may not be an option. When you reboot into Linux or whatever alternate operating system you use, you automatically start the CHKDISK and other functions that are activated by this nuisance. The fact that you are rebooting to access the alternative operating system is the same as rebooting to access Windows. Exactly what the authors want you to do.

Keep your system updated and for the sake of your sanity go get the patches issued for your operating system. They are there at Mickysoft for every operating system XP onward; even if like XP, the OS is no longer supported.

This 0 Day was fixed a couple of years back. MS issued patches. People ignored them for whatever reason. This happened again a few months back. MS re-issued the patches that have been in place in their updates; for the worryworts, and those with an illegal copy of Win running that they were afraid to update.

I get that some state run enterprises and large companies may not be keeping pace with software upgrades, due to a fear that something may break that currently works. Many simple folk like us do the same thing. Ignorance is not bliss, and sticking with the old ways at all costs is not a path forward.

It is behooving upon you however; to actually hold those powers that be to the fire and demand they get with the program. If your hospital doesn't work, and you pay for medical; then boycott that hospital in the future and let them know why. If you power grid has shut down don't blame the ransomware. Blame your utility\govt. as the case may be for an inability to secure the grid. Bank machine not working. Transfer your account to another bank and tell your current institution why. You have no faith in their ability to secure their services or your cash\mortgage or whatever services you use.

Everything is connected to everything else. Tech runs at a pace beyond that of most users. No matter what level they operate at. If the basics in our modern society cannot be secured maybe we should be paying more attention to the cause. Not the symptoms.




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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 06:30:15 AM »
maybe we should be paying more attention to the cause. Not the symptoms.            So well said! xxx :Hi5:


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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 06:36:49 AM »
thanks for the info. I had better back up my graphics as I have a book illustrations in process.
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 07:39:19 AM »
All I can figure out is that it seems to pretend to be an update, then when you click to run your update is when you get murdered...

Not sure if it disguises itself as an update for something you already have or not.
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 08:50:44 AM »
The worst part of the story is that this attack was pretty unuseful, as the pirates won't get many money with their malware, because the links provided to pay the asked ransom have been deleted and then, the victims who want to pay to recover their datas can't do it.
So, the hackers won't get money any longer and the victims will keep on being stuck with their encrypted files. :thud:


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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2017, 12:18:29 PM »
Depends upon weather or not the extortion of money was the actual motive in releasing this foolishness yet again.

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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
Can this encrypt encrypted files?
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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 12:34:02 PM »

:updated:
According to an article I just read, some experts who analyzed the malware said it's a program that looks like a ransomware but in fact, it's intended to destroy datas.
They say it's not a ransomware because the private keys the victims must send when they pay the ransom don't allow to get a right code to decrypt their datas.
So, the real purpose would be to encrypt the datas to make them unusable and to make sure the victims won't be able to decrypt them later.
In that case, it might explain why the hackers don't seem to be interested in money.


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Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 01:02:16 PM »
 @Neimrok ...That is what I read on a couple tech sites as well. This was in effect wholesale cyber terrorism meant just to to trash systems and internal networks in order to disrupt commerce and services. It was particularly targeted at large companies and operations such as airports where (as the articles and comments here have mentioned) managers are reluctant to perform full upgrades of all systems on the network and those networks cannot be shut down.  With regards to facilities such as airports or medical centres, this becomes an issue of health and safety as well.

Indeed we need to get to the root of this rather than just the symptoms.  A month or so ago I read that there are actually online "marketplaces" where even wannabe hackers can get their hands on their latest malware/ransomware for a price (and it is often not that high).  These sites need to be located, shut down, and their operators arrested.  I am sure that the powers that be in whatever country people live in also have the mechanisms to locate where these attacks are coming from and immediately prompt the authorities in that locale to take action.

Maybe what we need a multinational accord dedicated to rooting this threat out and letting the perpetrators know they have no "safe haven".
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