While some of us were sleeping, a fast-spreading internet worm enriched with stolen NSA hacking code wreaked havoc Friday, ripping through thousands of organizations in at least 99 countries, crippling some hospitals, utilities, businesses and government agencies in an online extortion scheme that’s graduated to a near internet disaster.
Called “WannaCry,” the malware infects vulnerable Windows machines, encrypts everything, and presents the victim with a multilingual pop-up message demanding a $300 in BitCoin in exchange for the safe return of the files. It’s funny the US isn’t affected much.
A quick thinking researcher accidentally put a halt to new infections by sinkholing the domain kill switch.
Could this be hackers or someone targeting non US countries?
I have noticed nothing BTW anyone on windows 10 creators update doesn’t need any free or paid antivirus,Windows defender on this OS is really doing a great job in detecting,blocking and removing malware (in my opinion)
So today i got a call from a friend whose organization was hit by spam mail sent to every single employee in their organization official email this morning. The spam mail sender is the employees own official email address i.e. if an employees legit office email address is [email protected], the sender listed in the mail is that exact email address.
Below is the email extract everyone got
As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account. This means that I have full access to your device.
I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.
If you are not familiar with this, I will explain. Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device. This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.
I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.
Why your antivirus did not detect malware? Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.
I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched. With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.
If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $783 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”).
My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1N6dubqFmnyQ2qDWvi32ppVbc3kKMTYcGW
After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again. I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay. I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.
Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address. I do not make any mistakes.
If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.
After reading the email i installed Malwarebytes which suprisingly failed to Launch, i then installed Kaspersky Internet Security which managed to find Trojans in the Machine. After deleting the Trojans and restarting the machine i launched Malwarebytes which now responded but didn’t find anything after scanning. If this is a weakness with their Mail Server i told them to let their IT guyz look into it coz hapo ndio nilifika mwisho the problem will still recur.
I have received a few emails which landed in my Spam folder, but those ones used one of my passwords, one I used sometime back for those sites I don’t care about. The threat was that there was a video of me watching certain sites and if I didn’t send bitcoin they would release the video.
The first time I started receiving them was a month ago, I still receive them, but they end up in the spam folder.
After some time they resorted to sending me password protected PDFs for me to open. Naturally, I am not that stupid.
for anybody who is curious, they lock up all your files in every folder except windows file, in each folder they leave a read me file with instructions and such, so you can log in into your device but everything music,videos,pictures are locked
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