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Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again
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REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
4/23/2019 | 2:31:23 PM
Re: Backup drive should be OFFLINE
Not only offline but more than 1 of them.  I recommend  COO - which is Cloud, Onsite and Offsite.   Given three and if you rotate the schedule so that one is not the other, you have a good time schema for backups that cross-support each other.  Max a few days of loss if you do it right. 
ludovic_rembert
ludovic_rembert,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/23/2019 | 7:46:34 AM
Ransomware then and now
This incident feels almost like a distant memory now. At the time, Ransomware was a relatively new form of malware threat. In the wake of Wannacry attacks - which are still ongoing - and GDPR-related ransomware fines like these, it was prescient. Ransomware fines tend to range between $2,500 to $50,000 per incident, according to a recent survey... roughly 10x or more of the Tewksbury case. Further, the pace of these attacks is increasing, up more than 350% from last year. The best course of action to avoid becoming a victim is to regularly update your software when prompted to do so. Those little pops that seem annoyin? Yeah, those could save you a lot of money.
macker490
macker490,
User Rank: Ninja
4/15/2015 | 8:29:06 AM
Backup drive should be OFFLINE
we've know this for a while,-- the backup drive needs to be OFFLINE: Cryptolocker will encrypt ANY drive it finds accessible

 

all the more reason for running programs that handle executable documents inside of named spaces.   executable documents include web pages, eMail, Word, Excel -- any document that can contain scripts of any kind must be regarded as an executable.   therefore yoou must run the interpreter in a container of some kind.


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