Everyday Cybercrime - and what you can do about it
gcorkerat October 22,2015 This is a good video to remind you of all the different types of malware that is out there, and the irreversible damage that can be done to your computer/files. It also highlights how important user training is – e.g., if a user is able to recognize that it as an .exe file, the malware can be avoided.
jhilldog77at October 26,2015 If you get a suspicious file on your PC, always check the extension and do not open the file. Computers don't infect themselves, there is always an element of human error involved. With that said, I have heard of folks actually paying up to $500 USD to get a ransom ware issue resolved on an infected computer. It seems as if a SeaGate backup drive would be a good idea; just in case you do get locked out by malware. You would still have all of your files on the backup drive and then you could reformat your HD and reinstall your OS, but still a painful experience.
zsesayat November 19,2015 I am a little confused from the very beginning. The malware was only able to intrude into the computer when the anti-software was removed. Where in the world would one run a computer without an anti-software. I think the video is only for training purposes.
hanna88at November 25,2015 I don't know why I liked this video so much. I guess it was just fascinating to me because the attackers know how reliant we are on our computers...seems like such an effective way to get some quick cash and move on. So interesting that even after he removed the program with Sophos, the damage had already been done and there was no way to decrypt the files. Good video demonstration!
tshafiat December 02,2015 This was eye opening. You can’t simply remove the malware because the damage has already been done. If this had been a zero day malware, the antivirus program would have been of no use. The main thing, as we have likely all been educated about, is never open something unless you know you can trust it, or the sender.