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https://www.theguardian.com/society/liv ... ve-updates

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Biggest takeaway of this attack is if you skipped installing the MARCH Windows Updates you have shot yourself in the foot. A smaller piece is don't click attachments that you are not expecting.....


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:05 pm 
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Here are some good links on this:

BTW the little bastard is named "Wanna Cry".

Link to MSFT patch
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 7-010.aspx

Note this patch was in a March 14 general update of Windows.
https://securelist.com/blog/incidents/7 ... the-world/
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Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCry”, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows. This exploit (codenamed “EternalBlue”) has been made available on the internet through the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14th, 2017 and patched by Microsoft on March 14.

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Iowa_guy wrote:
Biggest takeaway of this attack is if you skipped installing the MARCH Windows Updates you have shot yourself in the foot. A smaller piece is don't click attachments that you are not expecting.....


Also, backup your data to an external hard drive or flash drive. If you keep offline copies of your data (docs, pics, vids, etc), they don't have anything to hold hostage.

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Some are saying the NORKs are behind it all:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/in- ... spartanntp

In good news they are holding Johnny Depp hostage. So we don't have to exposed to that again:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/ha ... spartanntp

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Anianna wrote:
Iowa_guy wrote:
Biggest takeaway of this attack is if you skipped installing the MARCH Windows Updates you have shot yourself in the foot. A smaller piece is don't click attachments that you are not expecting.....


Also, backup your data to an external hard drive or flash drive. If you keep offline copies of your data (docs, pics, vids, etc), they don't have anything to hold hostage.



Yes a non-connected backup that meets your recovery objectives is important as well. Biggest issue for people (and often businesses) is their offline backup is infrequently updated and/or is a file level backup that will still need lots of work to fully recover to. (Loading OS and Apps)


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Stercutus wrote:

In good news they are holding Johnny Depp hostage. So we don't have to exposed to that again:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/ha ... spartanntp


Talking about Depp, he's currently selling one of his luxury mansions in French Riviera (shame he didn't film anything there, looks awesome and the perfect interiors for a ghost movie and woulf even be fine for the Pirates https://tranio.com/france/adt/1635106/ Probably he's got some money issues, otherwise I can't see why he contributed to its design himself and then sold out of the blue. just seems strange. And how I wish the Pirates thing would be over soon. They say the latest movie closes all the unanswered mysteries of the previous, so there is hope.


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It appears as though the wanna cry authors may shed some tears. Their deadline is looming and they have received "just 296 payments had been made as of Monday 22nd May, netting the perpetrators 48.86 Bitcoins -- a figure worth approximately $104,436. This mean means under 0.1 percent of victims paid up."

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wannacry-r ... ew-pay-up/

Meanwhile they have a of worldwide governments really pissed off.

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raptor wrote:
It appears as though the wanna cry authors may shed some tears. Their deadline is looming and they have received "just 296 payments had been made as of Monday 22nd May, netting the perpetrators 48.86 Bitcoins -- a figure worth approximately $104,436. This mean means under 0.1 percent of victims paid up."

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wannacry-r ... ew-pay-up/

Meanwhile they have a of worldwide governments really pissed off.


That comes to 93,600,000 North Korean Won. More than enough to buy a 100bs of rice. That will last all year.

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If it was the NORKS good luck spending the money on anything as they continue to tighten the grip on things being imported.


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Iowa_guy wrote:
If it was the NORKS good luck spending the money on anything as they continue to tighten the grip on things being imported.


Russia opened up a ferry as cover for black market goods. Paying bitcoins for ICBM parts may be dicey. How do you know you are getting the real stuff?

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