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#21 Limeaid

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

 No not about Bills front office or Tyrod Tailor or infestation of TSW from refugees from 420 board:

 

Hacking Attack has Security Experts Scrambling to Contain Fallout

https://www.nytimes....-security-.html

 

Hacking / ransom blackmail which wants to be paid in bitcoins, the new Russian currency.

 

Was told at work that probably is amplified by Micro$oft's Outlook program which often (depends on settings) opens these emails and activates virus when message LOOKED AT.  

 

 


The global efforts come less than a day after malicious software, transmitted via email and stolen from the National Security Agency, exposed vulnerabilities in computer systems in almost 100 countries in one of the largest “ransomware” attacks on record.
 
The cyberattackers took over the computers, encrypted the information on them and then demanded payment of $300 or more from users to unlock the devices. Some of the world’s largest institutions and government agencies were affected, including the Russian Interior Ministry, FedEx in the United States and Britain’s National Health Service.
 
As people fretted over whether to pay the digital ransom or lose data, experts said the attackers might pocket more than $1 billion worldwide before the deadline ran out to unlock the computers.


#22 Augie

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

I think that Nigerian prince is behind this. I'd look into him first!

#23 unbillievable

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

Mac user and virus free since1986. That one was via a floppy disc. Never have had any anti-virus crud on my Mac and no problem.

 

Since Apple products don't check for viruses, how would you even know you were infected?



#24 grinreaper

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

I've used windows machines for twenty years and never had a virus. You'd have to be an idiot to get infected.


Whew, I thought maybe your computer was taken over and kept posting sweet nothings in several threads here.

#25 Benjamin Franklin

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

 

Since Apple products don't check for viruses, how would you even know you were infected?

 

1998 wants its rumor mill back. 



#26 /dev/null

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

The spread of the virus was accidentally halted. 

 

https://www.theguard...re-cyber-attack

 

I'm sure the virus creator will have adapted by now



#27 RaoulDuke79

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:46 PM

Seems the crooks are always one step ahead of the law in this game. With that being said, with all of the countries affected, someone should be able to track these guys down. Something like this should result in a life sentence.

#28 Foxx

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

Seems the crooks are always one step ahead of the law in this game. With that being said, with all of the countries affected, someone should be able to track these guys down. Something like this should result in a life sentence.

state sponsored terrorism is not prosecutable.



#29 RaoulDuke79

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

state sponsored terrorism is not prosecutable.


Well then maybe someone should find these people and help them understand why these things are not acceptable.....by any means necessary.

#30 mead107

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

Change the law.

#31 Foxx

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:02 PM

Change the law.

lol, we don't enforce the ones on the books now.



#32 mead107

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

lol, we don't enforce the ones on the books now.

don't want to hurt anyones feelings

#33 Limeaid

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

Seems the crooks are always one step ahead of the law in this game. With that being said, with all of the countries affected, someone should be able to track these guys down. Something like this should result in a death sentence.

 

Corrected.


don't want to hurt anyones feelings

 

You are just unhappy the favorite currency of criminals is not meadcoin.



#34 Foxx

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:48 PM

Well then maybe someone should find these people and help them understand why these things are not acceptable.....by any means necessary.

may be a little clarification on my earlier comment.



#35 Limeaid

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

may be a little clarification on my earlier comment.

My comment should apply to both blackmails and those who created the holes deliberately.



#36 KD in CA

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:01 PM

Well then maybe someone should find these people and help them understand why these things are not acceptable.....by any means necessary.

 

So then, WW3?



#37 DC Tom

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

Well then maybe someone should find these people and help them understand why these things are not acceptable.....by any means necessary.

 

You watch too many movies.



#38 joesixpack

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:33 PM

Whew, I thought maybe your computer was taken over and kept posting sweet nothings in several threads here.


Wait, YOU are complaining about post quality?

#39 grinreaper

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:10 PM

Wait, YOU are complaining about post quality?

Posting just periods would seem to be a pretty pointless endeavor, but then again maybe it's an improvement for you.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:58 AM

the evil empires response