1. Joined : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 116
    Win 10 Pro 64
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Microsoft warns for “Criminal case against you fax” ransomware campaig


    Thought I might put this out for our members interest.....

    Read the full article here:
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Thanks for the info, kipper.

    Seems that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is one of the players. However, wont the user with Windows 10 Home be left out in the cold?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    I'm Guessing, like MoneyPak?


    So those who use bitcoin.. 0.55 well the rest pay almost 400$, .
    I find that interesting to start off but back to the main subject..
    First I'm glad I don't own a fax machine.
    I got one of these when I had win 8,
    instead it accused me of having nasty photo's of kids.(Yuck!)
    It had indicated that..the government should be at my door within moments.
    The virus thing blocked me from everything on my computer and it looked all official seals of FBI.
    What got me was an image of Obama, I'm like okay this is an
    ad virus. It took me like 3 days to removed it form my system.

    Why don't Microsoft put a stop to this?
    I mean it's the same MO so to speak, like the
    monypak virus crap that is basically what I had gotten.

    It's odd because it can happen to you even if your on say
    a work computer, you never visited any nasty sites or used the
    dark-web. So why then does it seem that a system is chosen to
    be hit with this crap? I remember when windows 7 was new.. this
    was taking place all the time! I'm glad it's not as much but still scary.
    I guess Microsoft wants to make more $$$ off of it's consumers. Or are these
    nasty groups that make these viruses just getting that much better? Makes me stop
    and think maybe they work for or worked for Microsoft. Thank you for posting!
    I'm on hyper alert and will have my important files backed up again ASAP.
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  4. Joined : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 116
    Win 10 Pro 64
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    I have no answers for this.........seems like no matter how diligent you are and how secure you try to make your system and avoid nasty sites there are those dirt-bags scheming to try to make a dishonest buck anyway they can......

    Maybe it is with some degree of paranoia but I find backing up my system image 2x a week gives some assurances that I am at least trying to be proactive at avoiding being taken hostage by these hackers....
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    kipper said: View Post
    I have no answers for this.........seems like no matter how diligent you are and how secure you try to make your system and avoid nasty sites there are those dirt-bags scheming to try to make a dishonest buck anyway they can......

    Maybe it is with some degree of paranoia but I find backing up my system image 2x a week gives some assurances that I am at least trying to be proactive at avoiding being taken hostage by these hackers....
    I have all my maritime training and ship record son it..as well s a non-profit, I think i'd loose
    it; if something were to happen. Guess I'm glad I have 2 systems, I back up all the time; but only the most important files/folders. I always keep a flash drive open for the mal-ware remover program,to attempt to remove it that way should I get this nasty thing. Thanks again for the warning
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