• Tox: A New Ransomware-as-a-service Emerges
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[quote=McAfee]Meet ‘Tox': Ransomware for the Rest of Us The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits. But now we have Tox–and it’s free. While sifting though our stream of “dark web” data, McAfee Labs found Tox on May 19. It was updated on May 21 with a new FAQ and an updated design. But the core did not change. [/quote] [quote=SpiceWorks]Tox is not going to to be the last criminal malware to embrace this model. You can expect new strains, built with more features, better quality and different encryption and evasion methods. This is only the beginning.[/quote] [url]https://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/meet-tox-ransomware-for-the-rest-of-us[/url] [url]https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/976951-it-s-heeere-criminal-ransomware-as-a-service[/url] I guess this would've happened eventually. I wonder if this will cause a massive burst of ransomware infections.
At first I was thinking about [url]https://tox.im/[/url] and got a bit scared for a minute.
[QUOTE=kaukassus;47830118]At first I was thinking about [url]https://tox.im/[/url] and got a bit scared for a minute.[/QUOTE] I wonder if its some kind of smear against it.
[IMG_THUMB]http://apollo.firebit.co.uk/~dc0/imgsrc/tox.png[/IMG_THUMB] Whoops...
[QUOTE=TheCreeper;47831216][IMG_THUMB]http://apollo.firebit.co.uk/~dc0/imgsrc/tox.png[/IMG_THUMB] Whoops...[/QUOTE] Cheeky cunts. I'd sooner follow a scorched earth policy on my PC than give them the satisfaction.
Well, here comes more justification to censor the internet as well as deny access to TOR!
[QUOTE=LegoGuy;47833351]Well, here comes more justification to censor the internet as well as deny access to TOR![/QUOTE] why would a couple of dickheads making ransomware give reason to censor the internet and deny access to tor
stuff like this is why if you have anything too important to lose, make sure its backed up somewhere, otherwise you are gonna have no choice but to cough up.
Allready had a customer dump a OS drive on me at work with this on it. Great.
Reasons to have all important files backed up onto an external drive, this.
[QUOTE=Quark:;47833465]why would a couple of dickheads making ransomware give reason to censor the internet and deny access to tor[/QUOTE] Tox, child porn sites, Agora and similar drug markets: to some people, they're all reasons to deny people access to TOR. Shitty reasons, but reasons.
Well I'm glad I heard of this this way, rather than the hard way. Time to start backing up important data.
[QUOTE=Amiga OS;47831088]I wonder if its some kind of smear against it.[/QUOTE] After how skype's been letting the NSA walk all over them, I wouldn't put it past skype.
[QUOTE=AnonymaPizza;47833786]After how skype's been letting the NSA walk all over them, I wouldn't put it past skype.[/QUOTE] Yes Microsoft makes viruses now.
How to avoid these scary ransomwares :(
By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.
[QUOTE=redback3;47847837]How to avoid these scary ransomwares :([/QUOTE] Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do. [QUOTE=DuCT;47847920]By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.[/QUOTE] I think you're lacking that, otherwise it would've told you not to post.
[QUOTE=itisjuly;47848088]Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do. [/QUOTE] Congratulations. That's common fucking sense
[QUOTE=DuCT;47848118]Congratulations. That's common fucking sense[/QUOTE] Yes, that is. What you posted wasn't.
[QUOTE=itisjuly;47848088]Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do.[/QUOTE] And of course remember to make backups of your backups. A good general rule of thumb is: there should be three copies of your data otherwise it does not exist.
[QUOTE=DuCT;47847920]By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.[/QUOTE] Good luck if you get hit by a drive-by! Using only 1 line of defense is stupid and risky. it takes 5 minutes it install avast free and youre already a shitton safer.
[QUOTE=DuCT;47847920]By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.[/QUOTE] Not sure why people rated this dumb. I found anti virus programs to be a nuissance and something that slows my PC down and a lot of times they just flag files that are safe as viruses for no reason. I literally just do a full scan of my computer every few months and that's it. Been doing this for years, so far i haven't had any problems. Last full scan i've done was a week ago with Kaspersky and it found nothing. Then again i also reinstall my windows every 4-5 months almost and avoid going on fishy sites + have adblock, adblock plus and firewall enabled at all times.
[QUOTE=Adarrek;47848385]Not sure why people rated this dumb. I found anti virus programs to be a nuissance and something that slows my PC down and a lot of times they just flag files that are safe as viruses for no reason. I literally just do a full scan of my computer every few months and that's it. Been doing this for years, so far i haven't had any problems. Last full scan i've done was a week ago with Kaspersky. Then again i also reinstall my windows every 4-5 months almost[/QUOTE] I rated dumb because he acted like a smartass.
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