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Experts crack nasty ransomware that took crypto-extortion to new heights

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, guys recently there has been some pretty nasty ransomeware going around by the name of "Petya", that would lock down your system unless you paid. But it has been cracked:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04/experts-crack-nasty-ransomware-that-took-crypto-extortion-to-new-heights/

If you know someone or have been personally affect by this wave of ransomware there is a fix!

 


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2 minutes ago, bradmonster said:

Hey, guya recently there has been some pretty nasty ransomeware going around by the name of "Petya", that would lock down your system unless you paid. But it has been cracked:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04/experts-crack-nasty-ransomware-that-took-crypto-extortion-to-new-heights/

If you know someone or have been personally affect by this wave of ransomware there is a fix!

 

Yeah, good news. I have seen this on overlclock.net:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1597265/ars-experts-crack-nasty-ransomware-that-took-crypto-extortion-to-new-heights


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3 minutes ago, bradmonster said:

Hey, guya recently there has been some pretty nasty ransomeware going around by the name of "Petya", that would lock down your system unless you paid. But it has been cracked:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04/experts-crack-nasty-ransomware-that-took-crypto-extortion-to-new-heights/

If you know someone or have been personally affect by this wave of ransomware there is a fix!

 

They could have uploaded your data to their servers! 


 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Arty said:

They could have uploaded your data to their servers! 

The FBI can crack it.  They don't need Microsoft's permission.  They'll get your data off those servers.  But, you're only secure on older versions of Windows.  Sorry 10 users. :/ 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Arty said:

They could have uploaded your data to their servers! 

That is very true but if you have files like some people have special family photos another things, its better to get it back, and yeah that would be a downside if they uploaded to their servers, but from the looks of it, the ransomware only locks down your system unless you pay. I could be wrong.


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How does one become a victim of ransomeware? Do you have to manually download and run an exe file thinking that it's something else, or are there other ways to become a victim?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Railgun said:

How does one become a victim of ransomeware? Do you have to manually download and run an exe file thinking that it's something else, or are there other ways to become a victim?

In this case "Petya" was sent via Dropbox emails to infect users, but most of the time it can be from a various number of things like; infected programs, adware, browser plugins, flash files, unpatched extension's (java, flash are common ones).  Doesn't have to be an exe but it could be! Just have to be careful from where you download files and where you travel on the web. 


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With ransomware if you just get a new hard drive are you good to go? Or does it go into the mobo


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4 minutes ago, SamStrecker said:

With ransomware if you just get a new hard drive are you good to go? Or does it go into the mobo

In most cases yes, but there is some cases where it can affect your Mobo's cmos in which case you may have to wipe/clear your Mobo's CMOS, which is not really hard to do. 


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In the days of UEFI attacking the MBR seems like a stupid idea, talk about design choice limiting your potential victims.


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I have yet to get infected by anything like that. it probably takes a huge amount of carelessness. Even so, backups, guys? If I ever got such a thing, I'd send them a picture of my genitals and restore my backup. I also don't need anyone having access to my files to "save" me from ransom-ware, thank you. It's my files, FBI, mind your own business.


 
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9 hours ago, bradmonster said:

In this case "Petya" was sent via Dropbox emails to infect users, but most of the time it can be from a various number of things like; infected programs, adware, browser plugins, flash files, unpatched extension's (java, flash are common ones).  Doesn't have to be an exe but it could be! Just have to be careful from where you download files and where you travel on the web. 

unpatched extensions is where ive seen it happen most at least thats the feedback ive got from my friends in the security sector that constantly ranting and about flash and java. Its not my area of expertise though. It doesnt help that people can buy pre made ransomware packages off the deep web


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