Ransomware exploits NSA hacks

By: zapionics<alt>
May 12th, 2017
7:50 pm

I presume you're all aware of what's unfolding the past day; we have multiple hits around the world of this nasty ransomware worm.

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Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide

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8 comments on "Ransomware exploits NSA hacks"

  • zapionics<alt>
    May 13, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Looks like there may have been a breakthrough work-around discovered to stop the spread of the ransomware;

    An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomwar

    Story here

  • fvbounty
    May 13, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I saw that over at HardOCP yesterday thanks for the heads up and the links!

  • fvbounty
    May 13, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I just got this from malwarebytes!

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    Dear ,

    A massive ransomware attack spread across the globe today, locking up thousands of hospital, telecommunications, and utilities systems in nearly 100 countries. The attack used data stolen from the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and deliver the WanaCrypt0r ransomware. The demand was for $300 per PC.

    While the ransomware was first detected wreaking havoc in emergency rooms and doctors' offices in the UK, the infection quickly spread worldwide, including to the US.

    We're alerting you to reassure you that if you're currently using the premium version (or the premium trial) of Malwarebytes with real-time protection turned on, you are protected from this threat. Our premium technology blocks the WanaCrypt0r ransomware before it can encrypt your files. (The free version of Malwarebytes, however, does not protect you against WanaCrypt0r. To see which version you have, open up your Malwarebytes software and look for the version name at the top of the window.) Learn more about Malwarebytes

    If you're not currently using the premium version of Malwarebytes, we recommend that you update your Microsoft Windows software immediately. Microsoft released a patch for this vulnerability in March, but many users haven't updated, leaving their computers open to this attack.

    Here at Malwarebytes, we pledge to keep you protected and informed about the latest issues. Your peace of mind is our number one priority.

    Sincerely,

    The Malwarebytes team
    P.S. Learn more about this threat here.


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  • Sandog
    May 13, 2017 at 7:16 am

    You guys using this software? I have Malwarebytes Adcleaner only for free. I heard you get the virus through opening an email file. I never do this.

  • fvbounty
    May 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I have the life time license for Malwarebytes Premium, I'f I click a link to a bad website MWB won't let it open....It runs when you start your rig, and is always running in the background...saved my butt a couple of times!

  • Sandog
    May 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I will mention it again and I think this is how the ransom virus works, do not open or click on an attachment unless you know who it is from.

    Oh and one more piece of solid hard earned advice, when on vacation do not order an Intel i7-5930 from you cell phone on an unsecure WiFi network lol. Had to throw my credit card in the trash 4hrs later. I didn't know it but while I was down in Gulf Shores I had taken an Uber taxi in CA.

  • fvbounty
    May 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Originally Posted by Sandog
    I will mention it again and I think this is how the ransom virus works, do not open or click on an attachment unless you know who it is from.

    Oh and one more piece of solid hard earned advice, when on vacation do not order an Intel i7-5930 from you cell phone on an unsecure WiFi network lol. Had to throw my credit card in the trash 4hrs later. I didn't know it but while I was down in Gulf Shores I had taken an Uber taxi in CA.
    Now that's a good one.... You can also get a virus from a web page that looks like the real deal and click something on that webpage and get infected....thats where a active anti virus and malware program can help...to be honest social engineering is the most effective way of getting you!

  • Sandog
    May 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    What got me was my eyesight. I can not read well without my glasses any longer. Forgot the iPad and on my cell phone there was small print saying the network was unsecure in the hotel I was using but I did not pay attention fully because I could not read it well enough.



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