Reply to post: Re: Nothing good will come of all this

Ransomware now using disk-level encryption

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Re: Nothing good will come of all this

Except possibly that people start to realize that backups are a must.

Nope. Some of these f*ckers leave time between crypto and activation so your backups are infected too. You'd have to go back weeks, which means that all work between the last clean backup and the trigger is effectively lost until you pay.

But that's not your only problem.

Once you give in to this blackmail, there is no guarantee you have not started another timebomb that you'll be made to pay for later so your best bet is then to back up your data ASAP and rebuild the system underneath from scratch, which means you're facing quite some downtime before you can truly have some confidence in your machine. Imagine this happening at any medical practice.

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