Virus holds your data ransom - 200,000 to 250,000 computers had been infected in UK!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25506020
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I've had this before. Booted the *****y virus off eventually.
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I've heard of this virus before. Absolutely despicable.
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thank god I'm on mac
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I've had this before. Booted the *****y virus off eventually.
How did you do it? I have backed up all my files online so I should be fine.
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I have had this pop up on my mac and also something that says you have been investigated for illegal porn pay this ransom now or you are reported to some authorities. I just closed the window lol.
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(Original post by Juichiro)
How did you do it? I have backed up all my files online so I should be fine.
I can't remember specifically but I watched guides on youtube for how to do it.

I remember I tried installing a new windows but that wouldn't work.
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How anyone fell for that 'problem with clearing a check' e-mail is beyond me.
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This particular ransomware is especially nasty because unlike other ransomwares that just block your screen with the ransom message and can be removed by booting in safe mode and running a ****load of anti-malware programs, it actually encrypts your files to the extent that it's practically impossible to regain access to them without the key. Paying the ransom seems to be the only way to get them back. Horrible stuff.
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To be faír, the ransomware also plays wíth people's fear that íts the only way. Whích ísn't true, you can get ríd of ít wíth some perseverance and íf you know about computers and software.

Gívíng ín to the demands has just íncreased the usage by crímínals as they see ít as effectíve, just use common sense and you won't get ít....and get some ideas of how to effectívely fíght such víruses, etc

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The awkward moment when Í tell you Mac's can get Víruses and actually do

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-for-Macs.html
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The awkward moment when Í tell you Mac's can get Víruses and actually do
Yawn. No-one gets viruses anymore, there has never been a single case of a mac being infected with a virus so you're wrong there (because wow, there's a distinction between viruses and malware) and this thread is actually talking about a trojan.

Also the volume of Mac malware out there vs PC malware is laughable, it's not even comparable to the relative market share.
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(Original post by Damask-)
Yawn. No-one gets viruses anymore, there has never been a single case of a mac being infected with a virus so you're wrong there (because wow, there's a distinction between viruses and malware) and this thread is actually talking about a trojan.

Also the volume of Mac malware out there vs PC malware is laughable, it's not even comparable to the relative market share.
Did you even look at the línk...........http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-for-Macs.html

And thats changed, as they are begínníng to focus on Mac's as well as PC's when before they dídn't.
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Do you people not back up your files? What is there to be scared of if you do?
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"200,000 to 250,000 computers had been infected in the UK"

Incorrect sensationalism.

http://www.secureworks.com/cyber-thr...er-ransomware/

According to the original source

"Based on the presented evidence, CTU researchers estimate that 200,000 to 250,000 systems were infected globally in the first 100 days of the CryptoLocker threat."

Also source: 19% of infected systems are in the UK. So that makes only ~42,750 PC's in the UK.

Answer is just to back up regularly to avoid loosing precious family photos porn collection.
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Inb4 20 page Mac vs pc
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An interesting discussion can be found at
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/506924/cryptolocker-hijack-program/


It looks like to only way to save your data is to pay up
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(Original post by Iqbal007)
Did you even look at the línk...........http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-for-Macs.html

And thats changed, as they are begínníng to focus on Mac's as well as PC's when before they dídn't.
A trojan isn't a virus. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Damask-)
A trojan isn't a virus. :rolleyes:
Í'm just statíng that Mac's aren't some "super" computer, they are as vulnerable as a PC

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1417886.html
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