* * *

2018 Holiday Gift Drive

Ok, am collecting for the Community Gift Pages and you can follow the link to read about it.

Let me know if you wanna play tooooo.

2018 Holiday Gifting Drive


Gifting Participants

Pink = In my paws


CaliVee -- Aelin
Chiron -- ali_sen
robkelk -- M-Callahan
CathyY -- Arts4Sale
Scouseaphrenia
morganahope -- AA3Dstudio
FrahHawk -- Napalmarsenal
eBlank -- sojournstar
Carolann -- Llola Lane
Barbariandreams
Sanbie -- TheBrownOwl/Maggi
midnightvelvet -- Eblank

Newsy ??


 has extended their offer so now you get 10% off any order -- valid from now until December 31, 2018
 
 ... use this coupon code: FAC0616
 
 Tell you friends about this offer too so all can save.

Forum Directory

 

Main Cell

button  Asylum TOS

button  Gallery How To's

button  Forum Hints


The Solarium

button  Our Gallery

button  Sponsors Showcase

button  Contact Us

button  Header Art

button  Anime and Manga


Poser Ward

button  News and Updates

button  Q & A

button  Tutorials


Conservatory

button  AtticFreezone

button  Aelin's Fantastic Finds


Contests Wing

button

  Contest Info

button  Monthly Contests

button  Weekly Contests


Connect With Us!

button  Banner Exchange


Fantasies Realm Market @ Twitter Fantasies Realm Market @ FaceBook Fantasies Realm Market @ DeviantArt Fantasies Realm Market @ Google+ Fantasies Realm Market @ Pinterest FRM/Fantasies Attic @ LuLu

Twitter - FB - DA - Google+ - Pinterest - Lulu

Voting Booth



Click image to go cast your vote,
 then go
 here
===> 2018 voting thread!
to post it in the forum!

Award Info

    Votes Need --- Award

   10,000 -- Platinum Award
     5,000 --- Gold Award
     2,500 --- Silver Award
     1,000 --- Bronze Award
        300 --- Pewter Award
        100 --- Copper Award


2018 Voting Awards

100 Votes 300 Votes 1000 Votes 2500 Votes 5000 Votes 2018 Platinum

Donations


   

We have many special projects and every now and then a Special Cause that requires your generous help.

There are times when we do a collection to help a member in need of assistance and all those proceeds go directly to that member.

All donations of what ever size are WELCOME.

Thank you.

Featured Art

Merry Christmas

Click images to view

Weekly Winners

SAOTW
The Crimson Guard © JustMel




*****************



TOTW

Gaelira © Prae




*****************



Your Art Winner

Football Fun in the Backyard © UteBigSmile




*****************


Monthly Winners

August COTM Winner

Kali Busted © Inonit



Announcements!

image


Album is HERE

*****************

AUGUST CONTEST WINNERS

Eleasis ~ High Sun ~ Sci-Fi Warrior's through Time & Space ~ August 2018

Winners Announcement is HERE


*****************

NEW!!

September 2018 Challenge of the Month (COTM)

Through the Window
Contest Ends on September 30th, 2018

Album is HERE

*****************

~Weekly Competitions~

Your Art

Giveaway of the Day

Author Topic: New Ransomeware is running loose!  (Read 642 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Neimrok

  • Elf of the Light
  • Working It
  • ********
  • Posts: 3593
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:


Offline parkdalegardener

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 416
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.

Offline Agent0013

  • Agent Double-0-Hiccup
  • Working It
  • ********
  • Posts: 4356
  • Keep Looking Up!
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
Can this encrypt encrypted files?
DAZ Studio, Bryce, Poser, Wings 3D, Howler, Blender, PSP, Hexagon, MSO PowerPoint & Word, just a few of the programs I use.
:i-beback:

Offline Neimrok

  • Elf of the Light
  • Working It
  • ********
  • Posts: 3593
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.


Offline KyotoKid

  • Taking Root
  • ***
  • Posts: 246
  • ...forsaken daughter is watching you.
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".
...Forsaken Daughter is Watching You. 

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 67206
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 01:28:45 PM »
As mentioned....the best way to stay safe is always stay up to date with ALL programs....especially the OS such Win 10 etc.

Plus it helps to have a good program that protects against Ransomware and Malware...and make sure it's up to date.  My Malwarebytes Pro just had a new update this morning.  As did McAfee Live.....

It's a pain to update....but a lot less of a pain then not being up to date and having to begin all over.
We Shall Stand

Offline Aelin

  • Great Priestess of the corridors
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 26846
  • archaeologist-cheerleader of Attic
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 01:40:19 PM »
But it looks like some computers were updated from the last attack. And they were victims like non updated.
Anyway if the thing is passed by mail, the best thing is always to be sure it's really the people you know who sent you - or a partnair in affair. Because finally the weak link is human.
********

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 67206
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2017, 01:45:08 PM »
Didn't hear about that but could be....Depends on the system being used also in some cases.  But better safe than sorry...STAY UPDATED....even if it does take 2 days to update Win 10 :tearlaugh:

And yes...if you don't know the mail...or if you see something like "Your Amazon Order Has Been Cancelled" and you didn't order anything.....don't touch it......Just saying LOLOL....
We Shall Stand

Offline Aelin

  • Great Priestess of the corridors
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 26846
  • archaeologist-cheerleader of Attic
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2017, 01:56:05 PM »
They can always send something from Amazon, I'm not on :iminnocent: :psycho:
What annoy me it's my professionnal mail; it seems somebody has idea to sale my address and now I receive mails with in the title... viagra :psycho:  But all is in spams from the day one. Because the mailbox system isn't performant to stop these mails.
********

Online DarkAngel

  • Queen of Confusion
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 12985
  • Madness abounds so don't make me eat you.
    • Fantasies Realm
Re: New Ransomeware is running loose!
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2017, 02:32:42 PM »
Malwarebytes is a great proggie but since they went to put all the good stuff in the pro version, I had to uninstall cause I can't afford the pro version.

I only have Avast on Mac and AVG (the hog that it is) on PC
Fear not,
You are never alone,
I am there to comfort and guide you...
Always.








 

Poser and Daz

Click images to go to SmithMicro and Daz to read all about the programs.

Poser Pro got even better this year.

They have made it easier on content creators by integrating Poser Pro Game Dev into Poser Pro 11.

Now the content creators can create for runtimes and games with only one program!


Poser 11PoserPro 11 Daz Studio--Free



attic_468x175.jpg
participial