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#1 User is offline   anonymousey 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

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#2 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Do you think you have been captured as part of a wide net or have you been directly targeted by an individual?
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#3 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 28 January 2014 - 12:54 PM, said:

http://www.securityc...ker-ransomware/

http://www.stuff.co....puter-to-ransom

"It's important to understand that the ransomware is not bluffing. Unless you pay the ransom, you will lose access to any files that have been encrypted. Once the countdown starts you have about three days to make payment, otherwise the key is destroyed and you permanently lose the ability to decrypt your files. "

Please remember my PC is showing a new variation PLUS there has been NO RANSOM DEMAND received as yet ????


This is why it is important to keep a complete backup of all your files in a storage device that has never connected to the computer.
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#4 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:41 PM


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You said
"I am uncertain why there has been NO LISTED RANSOM DEMAND as yet..."

Your attacker is watching you and your posts to this site. Ask your self who on this site has something to gain or loose by this attack. You are not the only victim.
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#5 User is offline   BLURB 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

View PostAlan Thomas, on 28 January 2014 - 02:41 PM, said:

anonymousey

You said
"I am uncertain why there has been NO LISTED RANSOM DEMAND as yet..."

Your attacker is watching you and your posts to this site. Ask your self who on this site has something to gain or loose by this attack. You are not the only victim.


You appear to know about these attacks on ACCforum members computers Mr Thomas, please explain?

My PC was attacked last Tuesday while I was here on the forum.

Do you have knowledge of who is behind these attacks?
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#6 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

View PostBLURB, on 28 January 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

You appear to know about these attacks on ACCforum members computers Mr Thomas, please explain?

My PC was attacked last Tuesday while I was here on the forum.

Do you have knowledge of who is behind these attacks?


How do you arrive at the conclusion I must know something about these attacks?
All I know is I have been attacked!
The attacker, a member of this forum, confessed under oath that he gained unlawful access to my computer. This does not mean that that person is involved in the current series of attacks but likewise does not exclude him as there are numerous individuals with the necessary expertise and motives to do the same as he did, gain unauthorised access.

Once a person has gained unauthorised access to a computerthey practically have free run of the computer be able to do whatever they like including encrypting all manner of things as a matter of punishment or extortion. The fact that one of our members has not received any kind of ransom would indicate on balance of probabilities that some form of punishment has been in mind which of course would necessitate some form of relationship. The person attacking my computer confessed to have receiving advice from a tax expert belonging to this forum who confesses advising others in investigation technique, her style.
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#7 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 28 January 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

The more I read about this nasty toxic malware the angrier I get Posted Image




The auto reply from the NZ website where I logged an official complaint mentions a 5 day reply window http://accforum.org/...fault/blink.gif But this malware supposed to be irreversible after 3 days/ 72 hours apparently http://accforum.org/...fault/angry.gif


You are better off formatting your hard drive and re installing your backup.
Count you loss because they are out of our reach.
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#8 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:03 PM


anonymousey

You also must consider the possibility that you are a victim of a hoax in as much as none of your files of actually being encrypted but rather just the indexing system where you can't gain access to your files by way of the front door. If your files were truly encrypted your computer would have been extremely busy for many hours and you certainly would have noticed your computer was running slowly or not responding in the same way as you normally would observe.If that is the case there are programs available whereby your hard drive is examined and each of the file is, whether they be encrypted or not, are identified. This is beyond the mere index but rather than the heart of the system. You can then copy those files to another hard drive quite safely.




As for hacking during the beginning of the Internet very few in the world have this capability. The primary capability existed within one of the State organisations In the centre of the former Russian empire during the Cold War. A very good friend of mineWho was a shareholder of one of my companies was an expert in such matters every day of the week as that was her job. It goes without saying that a security clearance was very high and she did not need security clearance to gain access to the US military. Today anybody who teaches a computer class probably has that level of expertise.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 28 January 2014 - 04:03 PM, said:

AFAIK from reading some of the websites last night Alan, the harddrive becomes encrypted irreversibly when any deadlines are passed etc I am not certain that formatting will prevent these losses of sentimental photographs or current work or hardware expenses etc Posted Image

ATM I am using various online tools so there will be an audit log Alan & because at the end of the day, I will endeavour or hope to backtrack the source etc Thereby I can perhaps try to avoid the same traps in future &or advise the PTBs as required etc http://accforum.org/...fault/wacko.gif


Read what I said
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#10 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 29 January 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

NB remember there is NO RANSOM in the cyber attack I am describing ie see the variant 'edited' graphic above


Then you need to consider the possibility that someone is committing an act of revenge against you. They are not seeking any financial advantage that simply shutting it down and/or causing death distress. Another possibility is that someone thinks you possess incriminating evidence on your computer and are simply destroying it.

As I have previously said it has always been my practice to keep a complete set of copies of everything and that those copies should not be connected to any computer device and stored in an entirely different premises with no connections to yourself so they will never be found. If you have not making backup copies you would have to be considered to be foolish as storage devices such as hard drives can break down and become unreadable on their own account, stolen, suffering from an earthquake with a whole opening up on the ground and swallowing them or even fire. Precious things such as personal progress simply cannot be replaced nor even adequately insured.
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#11 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:13 PM


anonymousey
You will never win this fight.

You can not win when you don't know who, what, where, why etc.

You need to thing of protection as more important than aggression.


Always have complete backups.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

View PostAlan Thomas, on 31 January 2014 - 01:13 PM, said:

anonymousey
You will never win this fight.

You can not win when you don't know who, what, where, why etc.

You need to thing of protection as more important than aggression.


Always have complete backups.


anonymousey

What Alan Thomas says may be so as above.

I will let you know if I get anything other than what I have so far.

it is amazing what dedicated It specialists can find when checking your computer. It is fasinating and fantastic. But expensive.

Hopefully, it will be a little clich, but being what you have been trying to understand, I doubt it.

Take care
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 31 January 2014 - 01:46 PM, said:

I consider this to be only one step along the pathway Alan

In addition to the standard backup procedures you mention

I would include review of ALL personal real life vulnerabilities & of course to remember to maintain real life basic security protocols eg change online-banking passwords like one does not keep pin numbers with eftpos cards etc

I would also most importantly include REFERRAL to PROPER AUTHORITIES here in NZ so these experts can track the criminal activity

eg I do not need to know *who* as I would expect law enforcement to investigate if need be &OR I choose to make a formal complaint etc

eg figuring some of the *what* would be me learning so I can be working smarter not harder about the extent of any computer or home invasion achieved by badguys etc

eg figuring the 'where' might be me alerting others to danger zones!!

eg figuring the 'why' would be me learning & assessing if its some nonspecific random botvirus I tripped over when in some darker zones online OR if it was something more targeted and thus in need of immediate attention with the proper authorities etc




Good Luck with your battle.

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#14 User is offline   Alan Thomas 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:57 PM


anonymousey
Your approach to life can only result in your life being like a battlefield.

There is no possibility that those who pay tax or want to have the government create a nanny state whereby you become cocooned in a government blanket protection system. Your ideal simply is not workable and will never happen. You need to approach like in a different way.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

Now look how easy it was for me to add a Thank You to Mousey before AT's reply.

Far out I should not be able to do that and in the old days I couldnt edit someone elses post.

What goddam poor security.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

View Postanonymousey, on 31 January 2014 - 03:52 PM, said:

You can also do such tampering inside the quote boxes eg netcoachnz used a darkgreen font yesterday to modify some of Admins material & thus it appears to be a genuine administration broadcast etc




You are playing fast and loose with the truth. We clearly stated within each posting what the colour codes meant and what we were doing. We were NOT tampering with Admins postings.
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

View PostMINI, on 31 January 2014 - 03:37 PM, said:

Now look how easy it was for me to add a Thank You to Mousey before AT's reply.

Far out I should not be able to do that and in the old days I couldnt edit someone elses post.

What goddam poor security.

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Why would you edit someones post??
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

View Postanonymousey, on 01 February 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

Getting a bit closer mehopes

Looks like there are currently only one tech website which was created in the past ten days showing in Google and here's a link FYI I have contacted them to advise of the new edited NO-RANSOM demand version that I was targeted with as well




A nasty virus indeed. We suggest you sign up with http://www.spywarehammer.com/

It is free and these guys seem to have a good track record.

You have to download software which analyses your computer, you then post the output text file onto bulletin board and many folk look through to suggest how best to fix.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

WARNING: In recent days, you might have noticed some very strange funeral notices wedding invitations showing up in your email inbox. They may have originated from unusual places such as Russia. THE ATTACHMENTS TO THOSE EMAIL MESSAGES CONTAIN CRYPTOLOCKER - DO NOT OPEN THEM. DELETE THEM IMMEDIATELY AND THEN EMPTY YOUR TRASH. See our topic on CryptoLocker here about How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware

Try looking at the information found at:-

http://krebsonsecuri...ker-ransomware/
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

View Postnetcoachnz, on 06 February 2014 - 06:50 AM, said:

WARNING: In recent days, you might have noticed some very strange funeral notices wedding invitations showing up in your email inbox. They may have originated from unusual places such as Russia. THE ATTACHMENTS TO THOSE EMAIL MESSAGES CONTAIN CRYPTOLOCKER - DO NOT OPEN THEM. DELETE THEM IMMEDIATELY AND THEN EMPTY YOUR TRASH. See our topic on CryptoLocker here about How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware

Try looking at the information found at:-

http://krebsonsecuri...ker-ransomware/


How come you get them when you advertise such beaut!!!! software to protect us.

Surely you use it???

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