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  1.    28 Jun 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    This version of ransomware has been terminated at source because the perpetrator never attempted to cover its address, it is pointless installing this file as it is no longer live in the wild.
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    The linked article does not confirm that this threat is no longer spreading. It only confirms that if a PC will be infected, it's no longer possible to get files back by paying because it's no longer possible to get in touch of these criminals to get decryption key.
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  2.    28 Jun 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    The linked article does not confirm that this threat is no longer spreading. It only confirms that if a PC will be infected, it's no longer possible to get files back by paying because it's no longer possible to get in touch of these criminals to get decryption key.
    That's what I was thinking, Kari. I have to go back and read the first article, and then this one, before I make a final decision on what I should do. Since I'm not a major industry, , I think I'll have time.
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  3.    28 Jun 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    The linked article does not confirm that this threat is no longer spreading. It only confirms that if a PC will be infected, it's no longer possible to get files back by paying because it's no longer possible to get in touch of these criminals to get decryption key.
    My reading is that Posteo the e-mail provider used by the blackmailer, closed the account that the threat was posted on, thereby cutting off further infections from that source.
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  4.    28 Jun 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    My reading is that Posteo the e-mail provider used by the blackmailer, closed the account that the threat was posted on, thereby cutting off further infections from that source.
    Looks like they only closed the email account; what's to say the blackmailer doesn't immediately open another email account somewhere else. I think the key words here are "from that source".
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  5.    28 Jun 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Looks like they only closed the email account; what's to say the blackmailer doesn't immediately open another email account somewhere else. I think the key words here are "from that source".
    Further reading including "vaccine" doesn't actually prevent infection.

    Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide • The Register
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  6.    28 Jun 2017 #16
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    The Norton Internet Security app. I have on my PC just popped up a window to say my system was protected from this current virus going around.
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  7.    29 Jun 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Further reading including "vaccine" doesn't actually prevent infection.

    Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide € The Register
    That article says - "Not only should you patch your computers to stop the SMB exploits, disable SMBv1 for good measure, and block outside access to ports 137, 138, 139 and 445, you must follow best practices ..."

    What is the purpose of those ports and do you really need to block them? Does anyone know how to block ports using Kaspersky Total Security since I can't see how to do this.
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  8.    29 Jun 2017 #18
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    Disabling SMB v1 takes out all my network devices...so what does one do to gain access to shared devices if SMB is disabled?

    Enable Homegroups? Yuk...
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