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A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by emmyw(m): 11:29pm On Jan 04, 2016
Laptop Owners Beware, A Dangerous Malware Known as Ransom32 Discovered
This is very important and after reading this article, i would like you to share with your friends that owns a laptop. Recently, a deadly malware called Ransom32 has been unleashed. According to Betanews, this is the first JavaScript-based ransomware that can infect Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs. It does this by using a Node.js runtime environment running on the NW.js platform to hack into an operating system, then it holds the PC ransom.

The surprising thing is anyone can create this on the dark web, all you will need to do is pay 25% of the money generated to the authors. According to Fabian Wosar, a security expert via Betanews, “The initial infection method is nothing out of the ordinary, involving little more than using spam emails to lure victims into installing the ransomware. Delivered as a compressed RAR file, Ransom32 self-extracts and uses WinRAR’s scripting language to configure the malware to launch at system startup, establishing a connection to a ‘command and control server’ using the bundled Tor client. Files are encrypted and a ransom note is issued, warning that the cost of decrypting files will increase as time goes by.


So what can you do to protect yourself? Unfortunately, since anti-virus software manufacturers have been slow to push out definitions that detect Ransom32, you have little help from them, what you can do is:

Have a backup strategy in place.
Do not access .zip attachments in e-mails from unknown senders.
Do not click links in e-mails from unknown senders. If you can see the actual link, copy and test it using this website.
Avoid questionable websites and never click links in unknown web page.
Source: http://www.globalgists.com/2016/01/laptop-owners-beware-a-dangerous-malware-known-as-ransom32-discovered/

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Pebcak: 11:34pm On Jan 04, 2016

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by francescainnoce(f): 11:34pm On Jan 04, 2016
MY-O-MY
Thanks op for this healthy info...
Asin since all this Norton and other anti virus providers are slow to action; I might have to resolve to praying on my laptop and covering it with the blood of Jesus.

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by braimeddy: 11:35pm On Jan 04, 2016
Isorite

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by cutebobo(m): 11:35pm On Jan 04, 2016
The poster above me, weldone! U know read at all before saying 'issokay'

That's for people who has laptop


I'm typing with my BB B5

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by canalily(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
Whch one is Ransom Kuti againundecided

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by DlawTECHY(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
Nice info
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by chamboy(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
Nice am about to hack the hacker lol
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by phonesNgadgets: 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
Thanks for sharing this information.
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Jeromejnr(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
francescainnoce:
V

V for virgin.

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by drizslim(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
Land Bought... call 070*****419 for Lease grin
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by osesology(m): 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
This is serious
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by yorex2011: 11:36pm On Jan 04, 2016
shocked
Make them con hold this my windows 95 Toshiba wey get 256mb ram to ransom na.. Na to just send them the full laptop.. cheesy

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:37pm On Jan 04, 2016
A virus called Ransom that holds people system for Ransom.


E-kidnapping.just what we needed.

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:37pm On Jan 04, 2016
But I don't have A laptop .
Am i safe ?

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by idolda: 11:38pm On Jan 04, 2016
Thanks
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by omoikea(m): 11:38pm On Jan 04, 2016
NOTED!!!
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:40pm On Jan 04, 2016
very dangerful!

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:40pm On Jan 04, 2016
Sounds like Chloe O'Brain of the rested '24' to me.
:/8-)
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by coolzeal(m): 11:40pm On Jan 04, 2016
Soon, they will be Anti-Ransom32. People creating business LOL..

Thanks @OP.
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by onosprince(m): 11:42pm On Jan 04, 2016
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:42pm On Jan 04, 2016
Am protected.. #iamgrayhat
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:42pm On Jan 04, 2016
dhtml18:
very dangerful!
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:43pm On Jan 04, 2016
dhtml18:
very dangerful!

You donminic (you don't mean it)!

O dikwa danger!
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:44pm On Jan 04, 2016
dhtml18:
very dangerful!

You donminic (you don't mean it)!

O dikwa danger!
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by habex005(m): 11:44pm On Jan 04, 2016
Thanks for the info
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by demsid(m): 11:49pm On Jan 04, 2016
Na amnesty virus remain now. As this one way dem Dey call ransom kidnap ur system. U pay ransom to free it, Amnesty no get time, e go dey destroy am small small, until u settle amnesty before d virus go surrender weapon.
End time virus

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Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by Nobody: 11:50pm On Jan 04, 2016
emmyw:
Laptop Owners Beware, A Dangerous Malware Known as Ransom32 Discovered
This is very important and after reading this article, i would like you to share with your friends that owns a laptop. Recently, a deadly malware called Ransom32 has been unleashed. According to Betanews, this is the first JavaScript-based ransomware that can infect Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs. It does this by using a Node.js runtime environment running on the NW.js platform to hack into an operating system, then it holds the PC ransom.

The surprising thing is anyone can create this on the dark web, all you will need to do is pay 25% of the money generated to the authors. According to Fabian Wosar, a security expert via Betanews, “The initial infection method is nothing out of the ordinary, involving little more than using spam emails to lure victims into installing the ransomware. Delivered as a compressed RAR file, Ransom32 self-extracts and uses WinRAR’s scripting language to configure the malware to launch at system startup, establishing a connection to a ‘command and control server’ using the bundled Tor client. Files are encrypted and a ransom note is issued, warning that the cost of decrypting files will increase as time goes by.


So what can you do to protect yourself? Unfortunately, since anti-virus software manufacturers have been slow to push out definitions that detect Ransom32, you have little help from them, what you can do is:

Have a backup strategy in place.
Do not access .zip attachments in e-mails from unknown senders.
Do not click links in e-mails from unknown senders. If you can see the actual link, copy and test it using this website.
Avoid questionable websites and never click links in unknown web page.
Source: http://www.globalgists.com/2016/01/laptop-owners-beware-a-dangerous-malware-known-as-ransom32-discovered/
business strategy.

But I can see a loop hole on this stuff!


Systems restore point can do the trick ( so I guess because I think it is not affecting the BIOS just like logic bomb)
Re: A Dangerous Malware Known As Ransom32 Discovered - Laptop Owners Beware by 9jawebdev(m): 11:54pm On Jan 04, 2016
emmyw:
Laptop Owners Beware, A Dangerous Malware Known as Ransom32 Discovered
This is very important and after reading this article, i would like you to share with your friends that owns a laptop. Recently, a deadly malware called Ransom32 has been unleashed. According to Betanews, this is the first JavaScript-based ransomware that can infect Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs. It does this by using a Node.js runtime environment running on the NW.js platform to hack into an operating system, then it holds the PC ransom.

The surprising thing is anyone can create this on the dark web, all you will need to do is pay 25% of the money generated to the authors. According to Fabian Wosar, a security expert via Betanews, “The initial infection method is nothing out of the ordinary, involving little more than using spam emails to lure victims into installing the ransomware. Delivered as a compressed RAR file, Ransom32 self-extracts and uses WinRAR’s scripting language to configure the malware to launch at system startup, establishing a connection to a ‘command and control server’ using the bundled Tor client. Files are encrypted and a ransom note is issued, warning that the cost of decrypting files will increase as time goes by.

So what can you do to protect yourself? Unfortunately, since anti-virus software manufacturers have been slow to push out definitions that detect Ransom32, you have little help from them, what you can do is:
Have a backup strategy in place.
Do not access .zip attachments in e-mails from unknown senders.
Do not click links in e-mails from unknown senders. If you can see the actual link, copy and test it using this website.
Avoid questionable websites and never click links in unknown web page.
Source: http://www.globalgists.com/2016/01/laptop-owners-beware-a-dangerous-malware-known-as-ransom32-discovered/


i believe the author of node.js will provide a fix quick.

Node js powers server side scripting using javascript.

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