back to article Hop on, Average Rabbit: Latest extortionware menace flopped

As the dust settles from Tuesday's Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak, it's already clear that it is far less severe than the WannaCrypt and NotPetya infections from earlier this year. Bad Rabbit claimed notable victims including the media agency Interfax and was largely contained in Russia and Ukraine, as previously reported. …

  1. wolfetone Silver badge

    Silly wabbit.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      ... gets etone by the big bad wolfe.

      1. wolfetone Silver badge

        NEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrr.... what's up Coward?

  2. Admiral Grace Hopper

    Kill The Wabbit

    Elmer Fudd FTW.

  3. Tom 38 Silver badge
    WTF?

    1dnscontrol[.]com

    I don't have a fucking clue what you are trying to say here. Are you quoting something that had "1dnscontrolcom" in it but want us to know that it should really have a '.' in it?

    1. Anon

      Re: [dot] com

      Some browsers speculatively go off and try to load anything that looks like a URL, so it's best to stop it from looking too much like one.

      A search for "Firefox stealthily loads webpages when you hover over links" will lead to useful information.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

      No, they are stopping multiple systems detecting it and turning it into a hyperlink and thus putting people at risk. Pretty basic stuff.

      1. Tom 38 Silver badge

        Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

        No browser interprets text as hyperlinks and preloads it, that's utter bullshit. I could understand their CMS system auto turning URLs in to hyperlinks, but in that case fix your CMS.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          FAIL

          Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

          Chrome.

          Hightlight subheading Hackers.mu part of "Hackers.mu members prepping for IETF 100 hackathon". Right click...Whats the option? Oh look.

          Shall we try in Firefox? Oh wow, Open link in new tab....but there is no link....so how did that happen?

          1. Tom 38 Silver badge

            Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

            Jesus wept, a) it's not interpreting it as a hyperlink b) highlight, right click, and select context option is hardly a browser "speculatively going off and trying to load" on its own c) Chrome offers that for any text you highlight

        2. Aodhhan Bronze badge

          Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

          Tom,

          The fast food industry is calling. Better get going.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: 1dnscontrol[.]com

            The fast food industry is calling. Better get going.

            There have been some really, really great comments over the past few weeks, but that it probably the best.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahh, I missed out, please wait while I install a Windows machine.

    Haven't heard anyone in the wider media yet tell people whose sole use is running a browser that there are more secure alternatives too the bloated shite they're currently running.

  5. Nigel Cro

    Tom38...

    @ Tom38...

    Are you sure you are reading the right website?

  6. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Flopp bunnie?

    Maybe potential marks are finally starting to realise how to take care of themselves.

  7. Anonymous Bullard

    Flash Installer

    The fact it was vaguely related to Flash should have rang alarm bells.

  8. EnviableOne Bronze badge

    Silly Wabbit...

    hmmm perhaps it flopped as it didnt use eternal blue

    My lot are patched, but some people still havent got the message.

    And what self respecting APT group intentionally attacks russia ....

  9. phuzz Silver badge
    Facepalm

    "Since Russia was the origin of the attack"

    Wait, they're based in Russia and they infected Russian computers? Bad move mate, comrade Putin does not like hackers who shit on their own doorstep, you best get packing...

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