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Beware this is serious....

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abhi007, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm quite sure a lot of people might have come across this new virus that is booming and asks for a ransom to unlock your files, this is serious guys how does one deal with thus issue, I mean it's been spreading mostly through emails so if security professionals from this forum can enlighten more nd some tips to be safe nd will malware bytes do the job of tackling this virus...the only thing important that we guys must do now is atleast take a cloud backup...

    Btw the name of the virus is Ransomware also there is a similar one Cryptolocker...
     
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    is this just for windows based pcs?
     
  3. RMX

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    As far as I know, ransomware is a class of viruses. Are you sure it's the actual name of the virus? I doubt that antivirus companies would ever classify a single virus by the name of an entire class.
     
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    Don't open BS emails, don't click on any suspicious links, don't download cracked shit unless from a trusted resource, scan every file on VirusTotal before opening, open everything in a sandbox, run regular scans on your PC, check MSCONFIG startup tab for anything unnecessary once in a while.

    Once you've researched what all of these viruses allow people to do, how easy they are to obtain and hide/spread, the more paranoid you will get.

    The day I found out every 12 year old can download a free program and pay $10 to make it "fully undetectable" by anti-viruses is the day I stopped downloading any cracks, iffy tools and whatnot.
     
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    I'm scared it will fuck up my customized Debian distro :)
     
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    No idea but I searched bhw for Ransomware and there was this guy who got affected by it
    :(
     
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    Extremely sorry it's a malware...
     
  8. Mr.Whitehat

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    never use cracks/download anything from warez forums/torrents. Never open unknown emails. Use a good firewall/antivirus though thr are tools now to successfully disable av and execute. Internet is degrading pathetically. Hackers and scammers floating all over :(
     
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  9. ShadeDream

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    Use Sandboxie like mentioned above or even better have a separate PC/OS for testing and opening unknown applications.
     
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    This is an extremely old tactic that is picking back up steam. It use to be used by Russian Mafia in early 2000 using self extracting .exe's.

    The virus is downloaded and installed into your machine, they then push a copy of everything you have to their server and then a popup screen appears showing your files and demanding a 5 figure payment within 48 hours otherwise they will email everything on your machine to everyone in your outlook address book. Considering most people have emailed their competitors in the past, this could be a very bad situation to be in.

    You could make a lot of money doing this and this is still common for stealing corporate secrets especially on mobile devices. Sad to see they are taking this mainstream again.
     
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    This^ .
     
  12. silvermember

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    op, this http://www.emsisoft.com/en/ helped me a lot back in old days using window$ even with real time protection don't know how it is now on the new systems but for sure you will never miss it once you have it.
    honestly this was the best what happened to me years back. don't know if there are others out now
     
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    Guys just use a good antivirus, don't download software from non trust worthy sources, and always have a backup.

    And of course don't be stupid enough to save and run an executable from a spam email.
     
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    Nothing new, more than 2 years similar techniques are used , locking PC and files until some money is payed to shady accounts, usually russian cyber criminals.

    There is a lot of security blogs talking about them, methods for decrypting unlocking keys are made, methods of distributing are known, "hack kits" sold to wannabe hackers are becoming the main distribution channel, not to mention youtube and torrent cracks, keygens, paypal money generators and other shit...

    start to research blogs like
    Code:
    http://malwaremustdie.blogspot.com/
     
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    I had that kind of malware when I was young. It locked up my screen and I needed to pay 50 euros to get it unlocked. The screen said this is the police and we are giving you a fine. I was like wtf dude not cool. So what I did was: Step 1 grabbed my bike and went to my friend asking for a windows xp cd. Got it after asking the seventh friend. Then did a clean install and it was gone.

    But now if I would get that kind of malware I would Ip trace it back and report to the police. You ain't bad if you do blackhat techniques but stealing a poor mans money or from a child thats really evil.
     
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    But now if I would get that kind of malware I would Ip trace it back and  report to the policeYou ain't bad if you do blackhat techniques but  stealing a poor mans money or from a child thats really evil.
    F******* right

    once I watched a music video, by the end a message showed up " you got cracked ,that was easy" seriously it really scared the shit out of me, unpluged internet, scanned with everything I had twice, but nothing found lol, that was in my very first days :p

    after this I spend a lot time to learn about online and pc security, i went on warez site just to test AV and Firewall, again and again, then came Win XP, the spyware free version out and had no more major issues ,-))

    after all i have to say win is much safer now as it used to be
     
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    Simply solution - dont open any unknown attachment, especially from unknown senders.
     
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    stop using email lol
     
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  20. abhi007

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    Thanks but every forum thread is a joke for you, you keep your bs replies with you plz...