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Postby Robfog on Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:53 am

One of our Directors opened an email attachment last night. We now have no accessible files today!

Its called a Cryptolocker, VERY nasty basically it locks all your files and asks you for a very reasonable $400.00 to unlock them.

So may day is now filled with restoration of our server from backup :evil:

My warning is if you are unsure about an email attachment DON'T OPEN IT

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Re: WARNING

Postby geeks on Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:14 am

One assumes you ahve put an email out to all staff warning them of this?

Had to get an email out to everyone recently about the "Windows Phonecalls"

Although currious you might want to be having a check over of your AV it shouldn't have been able to spread like that accross a network...
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Re: WARNING

Postby Robfog on Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:32 am

Mapped network drives :evil:

Now they are listening to me :twisted:
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Re: WARNING

Postby RatCav on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 pm

Simlpe resolution:

Get rid of the director who is stupid enough to open unknown attachments of dodgy emails from Russia selling him Internet Brides :D
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Re: WARNING

Postby hipo1024 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:52 pm

And put me in his place? No? Well worth a try
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Re: WARNING

Postby gregster on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Hipo-Dan as the director....your own office, a nice fancy desk...everyone would only see you from the waist upwards, so you could save £££ by just buying just a suit jacket, shirt and tie....and going Hipo-Dan-woods-styley on the out of sight bits!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: WARNING

Postby hipo1024 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:24 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: and yes that would be a bonus! Could also drag my caravan down there and save on fuel costs too! Wow I have this worked out lol. So rob, were do I sign?
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Re: WARNING

Postby justdan on Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:47 pm

We had the windows phone call today , had a grey chat to the about his thoughts and feeling about gay and lesbian marriage ...... I like to keep people on the line lol he rang back 4 times each time getting a diffrent family member :-) at 1 point mrs Inglmia from chez repulic ask for his hand in marriage ;-) :twisted:
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Re: WARNING

Postby vauxsqueeks on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:48 pm

Robfog wrote:One of our Directors opened an email attachment last night. We now have no accessible files today! Its called a Cryptolocker, VERY nasty basically it locks all your files and asks you for a very reasonable $400.00 to unlock them. So may day is now filled with restoration of our server from backup :evil:
my warning is if you are unsure about an email attachment DON'T OPEN IT


Was speaking to a company last week that lost 10 years worth of historical data after this little beasty got in. Same as Rob said, don't open links or attachments on email, if you do make sure that you have a recent backup ( and that recovery has been tested ). There is nothing you can do to unencrypt ( apart from pay - this is still not guaranteed ) these files so make sure you have backups.

Thinking that services like Dropbox and Google drive will save you, they wont. When the malware is run on your PC it will encrypt everything it can find. Those services will then duplicate the encrypted files round all your devices.

Have backups and have them off line ( not plugged in ) unless you need to recover your files, also keep these up-to-date.

We are also starting to see variants that spread via USB devices so think twice on using other peoples memory sticks..
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Re: WARNING

Postby Robfog on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:27 pm

USB Sticks I hate them, we lost a PC last year because of a virus on one of those. Our newly installed security software (Thats been my day) wont let them work unless we own them and it scans them first, the huys are going to hate me :twisted:
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