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Attackers Clobbering Victims With One-Two Punch Of Ransomware And DDoS
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hewenthatway
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hewenthatway,
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5/29/2016 | 5:48:46 AM
ima stick with canada here
We should never pay ransoms because kidnapping/ransomware is a self fulfilling prophecy
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/27/2016 | 10:48:42 AM
ransomware attacks
 

Ransomware attacks are becoming its own industry, it will be harder to declare defense system when you have many people profiting from it. 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/27/2016 | 10:45:11 AM
Re: It continues
"... Rather than a second punch, additional botnet infection is more like a bump against the victim after the first good punch. ..."

I was thinking the same thing, after ransomware you would want the victims to focus on recovering from it so you get paid then dealing with DDoS attacks. 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/27/2016 | 10:41:45 AM
Re: It continues
"... ever-onward evolution of malware continues  ..."

Good way to put it. They really come up with creative ideas to keep people feel threatened.
Dr.T
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5/27/2016 | 10:39:40 AM
Ransomware And DDoS
I am not sure why anybody would need to do DDoS at the same time of a Ransomware attack. If intention is not Ransomware that is understandable, but otherwise it does not make sense to me.
AndrewfOP
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5/25/2016 | 8:43:22 AM
Re: It continues
I agree that Ransomware has been the gravest IT security threat.  Though, I am not too sure about, as this aritcle suggests, the DDoS bots.  Rather than a second punch, additional botnet infection is more like a bump against the victim after the first good punch.  Most of the rightful owners of DDoS bots either don't know their computers are infrected, or simply just don't care.  There may be terrible costs for the intended targets of the attacks, but for the actual owners of the bots, not so much.

 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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5/25/2016 | 7:51:46 AM
It continues
And so the ever-onward evolution of malware continues and it's up to the security community to respond. I doubt we'll ever reach a point where these sorts of threats can be heade off at the pass, but here's hoping we nip ransomware in the bud soon. That's about the only malware that truly concerns me at this point.


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