Monkeys beware really dangerous ransomware X 2

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, May 12, 2017.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    anyone have a clue if our government cyber infrastructure which is responsible for this screw up is doing anything of a positive to catch, kill, maim or cripple these a holes
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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    at this point, how many deaths at hospitals can be attributed to these cyber terrorists
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  5. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    the ransomware X 2 seems to only affect windows right now

    linux is normally immune to windows ransomware :) however it can be hit by linux ransomware
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I heard that Windows that have not been updated lately, are most likely to be affected.
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  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    If a linux box were hit with ransom ware would a disc wipe and reinstall fix it or does it crawl into nooks and crannies like a windows computer?
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  8. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    @oldawg usually yep

    backups are really important regardless of operating system
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Winblows updates issued within the last week, nothing flagged since then.
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    My OSX OS is backed up every hour, to both TimeMachine, a Backup spinning Hard Drive, and two separate Individual SSDs that only get mounted for this backup, and then get released, and Powered Down, until the Next Backup.... The OS is NEVER more than One Hour out of date, so even IF, and that is a VERY BIG IF, someone were to pull off such a stunt on my System, I can Boot off either, the Backup Spinning HD, or one of the two SSDs, and Reload the Main Fusion Drive, in about an hour....
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  11. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Thanks Sec. Yeah, I'm backed up over and over again on multiple forms of media and off system drives. Second thing I learned the hard way from the spawn of gates. The first thing being windows was the SPAWN OF GATES.
  12. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    if the rumors this is based on ..leaks stuff are true, this ransomware can probably get into any version of windows/Winblows even with the latest updates

    probably gonna have to wait for new updates in the next 2-3 weeks

    Mac OS X malware exists, Mac plus linux are hit less but they do get hit.

    the issues disclosed by ..leaks affect win, Mac OS X plus linux plus other systems
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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Notice Apple seems to be immune to this. Things like this usually attack Windows, another reason why I am thinking Mac.

    Thank you @sec_monkey for this important PSA. People need to use caution.
  14. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Mac is not affected right now, give em a few days or weeks and it will be :(
  15. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Very good to know.
    I'm going to make like hillery and delete everything.
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  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    [LMAO] Hilarious. You can lead them to water, but making them drink proves to be impossible.

    Let the children crash their systems, it's the disposable society, after all, and it will boost the economy with more sales.
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  17. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Have been getting some odd stuff in my junk mail.. Open for your free gift because of your recent purchase at XXXX.. Uhmmm.. Nope..
  18. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

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  19. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Notice how they keep mentioning hospitals are targeted. There seems to be certain things (words) that get people panicked. People do not seem to care if the government or companies get hacked but a hospital is huge. I have to think on this.
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  20. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    My keyboard says the same, sec_. It can't be emphasized enough.
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