Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Be Careful! Locky / Zepto Ransomware is making the rounds

  1. #1
    SJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Kansas City, USA
    Posts
    14,212
    Post Thanks / Like

    Be Careful! Locky / Zepto Ransomware is making the rounds

    Folks,

    Be REALLY careful about opening email attachments that you think are from friends unless they really make sense. There are a couple nasty versions of the Locky Ransomware which encrypt all of your documents making the rounds. Mac users, you are also susceptible to this in one of the many variants - one of newer ones is "zepto" as it renames all the files .zepto after encrypting them.

    Be sure to have a current backup of your machine - and UNPLUG the backup drive (Locky/Zepto will encrypt it also).

    Even if you pay the $400 - $2000 ransom, you may not get your files back so it best to just avoid getting it in the first place.

    MOST people who I know who have gotten this and use one of the mainstream email services like gmail, have gotten it because they ignored the fact that the email was in the spam folder, and that (if using the web interface) google gave them a warning not to open it.

    Here is some info on Locky and how to recognize it: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blog...e-hunt-victims

    Practice safe computing!

    sj
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
    ------------------------------------------

  2. #2
    Ayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thank you! I think that ransomware is like modern plague. I lost all my data because of odin ransomware

Similar Threads

  1. Flossy is Making the Rounds
    By SJ in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2012, 03:55 PM
  2. You'all be careful out there, ya hear?...
    By FlipFlop in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 740
    Last Post: 01-25-2012, 04:47 PM
  3. Ice is going bad... Be careful!
    By glassjet in forum Modifications
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2005, 05:55 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •