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Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

 
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05/15/2017 04:18 PM
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A lot of reports that people have paid the ransom and not gotten decryption keys. The system looks manual which is impossible to scale.


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You can see exactly how much BitCoin was sent up till now.

The ransomware contains three Bitcoin addresses:

[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]

Total BC transactions: 227
Total BC received: 34.191

Which is worth roughly 55 thousand dollars.

Needless to say sending BC to these people is futile.
Do not do it. You will not save your data.
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05/15/2017 05:56 PM
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God bless the white hats.
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05/15/2017 06:01 PM
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MalwareTech @MalwareTechBlog

A lot of reports that people have paid the ransom and not gotten decryption keys. The system looks manual which is impossible to scale.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74896532


You can see exactly how much BitCoin was sent up till now.

The ransomware contains three Bitcoin addresses:

[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]

Total BC transactions: 227
Total BC received: 34.191

Which is worth roughly 55 thousand dollars.

Needless to say sending BC to these people is futile.
Do not do it. You will not save your data.
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For supposedly hundreds of thousands of infected computers, this is rather surprisingly low.
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05/15/2017 08:58 PM
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Re: Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack
MalwareTech @MalwareTechBlog

A lot of reports that people have paid the ransom and not gotten decryption keys. The system looks manual which is impossible to scale.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74896532


You can see exactly how much BitCoin was sent up till now.

The ransomware contains three Bitcoin addresses:

[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]
[link to blockchain.info (secure)]

Total BC transactions: 227
Total BC received: 34.191

Which is worth roughly 55 thousand dollars.

Needless to say sending BC to these people is futile.
Do not do it. You will not save your data.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869764


For supposedly hundreds of thousands of infected computers, this is rather surprisingly low.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74885724


They probably would have got more. But word got out that they are not delivering decryption keys as promised.
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05/16/2017 05:08 AM

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The live map is showing infections from worm, and also variants
wcrypt

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[link to intel.malwaretech.com (secure)]

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There will most probably be more variants

I doubt if the released patches will be efficient with the variants??


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05/16/2017 08:40 AM
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I doubt if the released patches will be efficient with the variants??
 Quoting: Concorde Warrior F-BVFA


As long as ports 137,138,139 and 445 are closed you will be fine regardless of which variant of the worm is trying to enter.
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05/16/2017 09:47 AM
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If you're using Microsoft anything you've always had the potential to be watched. Sitting there bragging about XP and admonishing win 10 is amusing, you should be on linux if you're doing illegal stuff you don't want someone to know about otherwise using microsoft you already lost the game being played.

Glad this gaming rig I purchased from Digital storm came with win 10, best version of a microsoft os yet and I've been on MS products since win 95.
Absolutely no network issues with older devices seeing win 10 which has always been MS Bane.

The simplified menu's and everything easily located on those new menu's plus you can still right click start for all the old menu's, from what I see is a bunch of lame complaints from people that have never used win 10, because once you do you won't go back to any other inferior product. And oh you turn off all that Orwellian spying stuff you're so concerned about, i'm sure the NSA and CIA are interested in your masturbation habits.
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Spoken like a true Microsoft employee.
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ohyeah

I quit a high profile social media site because funny stuff began happening to my computer after I posted a couple of articles from mainstream sources no less regarding "untoward" behavior by politicians to put it kindly.

The NSA and so on obviously are not interested in what you are looking at on pornhub or some cam site (though even there you never know, lol, probably for their own jagging off). However most traffic is monitored passively with keywords triggering more intensive monitoring. The next stage is keylogging where they monitor while you are typing and you will notice your keyboard going all squirrley on you. Somebody and by that I mean an AI not a live person becomes all the more interested depending on what you do next.





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