Is tape dead?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Sep 15 12:58:01 CDT 2015
>>> Ever heard of CRYPTOWALL ? I think that I got it from looking at
>>> PDFs on the web while doing some research. [...]
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Mouse wrote:
> I trust you've now switched PDF viewers to one that doesn't
> gratuitously execute (attempts at) live content?
Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. I'm more inclined to suspect the
latter, but I obviously did not have them configured the way that I
thought that I did.
>> Sounds like Cryptolocker. Even the police paid the ransom to get
>> their data back.
> If the police needed to even _consider_ doing that, they need to fire
> whoever decided they didn't need proper backups. (And whoever was
> responsible for the mistake that got it running there to begin with,
> either whoever decided to let it run or whoever decided to use tools
> that would let it run, depending.)
Far too many guvmint agencies have far too much stuff "easily accessible"
that shouldn't be.
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