Everyday Cybercrime - and what you can do about it
pdonyinaat April 25,2016 Remember even if you pay the ransom there is no guarantee the files are going to decrypt properly - there is also no guarantee that the malware is actually removed
jnegronat April 27,2016 Amazing, I like the demo and explanation. A malware that prevents and limits the user from accessing their own system is no joke. Solution is simple= BACKUP YOUR DATA...
rburkettat May 02,2016 Interesting how hacking techniques evolve based on where the money is. I could almost see a situation where computer manufacturers build in separate redundant harddrives to ensure the user could always recover from something like this. But then, the bad guys would eventually find a way around that. Or, maybe they would come up with another way to make money. I'm waiting for crypto locker on refrigerators or tvs.
vdutta1980at May 05,2016 Wow, just looked up AEK from <> this tool has many capabilities... according to their website, Drive-by attacks happen when you land on a compromised web page, where cyber criminals have injected malicious code. You can either be redirected to another web page, which hosts the exploit kit, or be prompted with a warning that you have to click on to ignore.
In both cases, the attack is not at all apparent. This is especially because the antivirus protection doesn’t kick in. That is why drive-by attacks are some of the worst and most Internet users have no idea they even exist or can happen.
What’s more, Angler can deliver “fileless” infections, which means that, throughout the process, not a single file will be downloaded by the attackers into your PC. Traditional antivirus products scan your files to detect malware infections. But if there’s no file to scan, then it just concludes that there’s no infection either.
Ksdonovanat May 06,2016 I've never been a victim of this type of crime so I wonder if the victims are randomly selected or targeted. And if they know that a particular victim will pay, what's going to prevent the hacker from victimizing that person again.