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lorraine89
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lorraine89,
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11/1/2016 | 8:52:13 AM
Cyber security
As holiday season nears, it is the by far most lucrative season for hackers and keyboard warriors to sneek into people's data for their monetary gains. Protect IP address with genuine vpn server like PureVPN that offers encryted online connection and those with strict no logs policy. 
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2016 | 12:15:16 PM
Re: Jigsaw
Wow.  What a (scarily, saddeningly) clever way to still get something out of those who have had the foresight to back up their data (and, accordingly, otherwise wouldn't pay to get ransomed data unlocked).
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10/27/2016 | 12:12:27 PM
Re: Jigsaw
@Dr.T: On top of that, it's a way for them to "double-dip."  First, pay up to get your data back.  Next, pay up so that no one else gets it.
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/27/2016 | 12:11:24 PM
Re: Ransomware; new industry
@Dr.T: A big contributing factor to why this "industry" developed has to do with spam.  After the huge spam crackdown a few years ago, black-hatters had these botnets and malware under their control...but spamming was no longer particularly profitable or worth the risk for them.  Accordingly, they had to come up with new business models.

Enter ransomware.

Ironically enough, if we had left the spammers alone, we might not have seen this particular "innovation."
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Shantaram,
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10/26/2016 | 6:01:27 PM
Re: 192.168.l.l
It's really impressive

thx
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/26/2016 | 3:17:20 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... doxware ..."

I was reading about this the other day, obviously when the victim does not pay for the old files hackers still want to get someting out of it. 
Dr.T
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10/26/2016 | 3:14:54 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... As companies grow aware of the threat of ransomware ..."

I say they are not. It looks like companies are willing to pay to get the data back instead of investing a good backup system.
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10/26/2016 | 3:12:32 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... Jigsaw's scheme is particularly brilliant  ..."

there might be better ways but it is impressive.

 
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10/26/2016 | 3:09:30 PM
Re: candid photographer
" ... Excellent blog  ...":

Agree. Good information.
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10/26/2016 | 3:08:27 PM
Ransomware; new industry
I could not believe that there has been a new instruct created out of cyber-attacks. We are not in the right track at all.
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