New ransomware written mostly in Javascript

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barbaz
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New ransomware written mostly in Javascript

Post by barbaz » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:40 pm

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/01/researchers-uncover-javascript-based-ransomware-as-service/

(Note also the icon in the toolbar of the browser in that screenshot ;) )
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: New ransomware written mostly in Javascript

Post by therube » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:55 pm

1. "the best protection remains a solid and proven backup strategy"

2. "Once again though, the behavior blocker technology used by Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security proved to be the second best defense"


How do you like that.
They actually say their product(s) are secondary to proper backups.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.39

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