Everyday Cybercrime - and what you can do about it
sbudd4at July 02,2016 Appreciate the author demonstrating the malware effects in a controlled environment. It's one thing to read about the effects, but really drives the message home to actually see it in action.
jdg8at July 05,2016 I had heard about these crimes a couple years ago becoming more common. The toughest thing is that during the time they sprang up, the police did not have a great success rate in catch the criminals and recovering the victims' data. The law is still trying to catch up to the digital age in many ways.
dgroveat July 13,2016 Luckily, I have never been victim of this crime or have heard of people close to me being victimized either. However, I have heard of public safety offices, such as police departments, getting hit with these types of virus. I also enjoyed watching the break down of the malware since I have never seen how it worked before.
jpnick99at July 13,2016 Interesting video. I've had a friend who was the victim of this type of virus a few years ago. I was able to boot the computer in safe mode, find the virus, and remove it. In that case it was pretty easy, but this one looks a little more robust.
mikebrashierat July 14,2016 Interesting video. Criminals are sneaky. I wonder how effective this is with people who do most of their computing in the cloud. If most or all of their important data is stored in Googles cloud, or amazon's, MS's, etc. who cares if they lock down your local files. Theoretically you could wipe the computer to get rid of the malware and resume access to your cloud data.