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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by starkers | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
Yup, as the title says, I got stung by some of that crap ransomware... that if I didn't call a certain number within 5 minutes to make payment arrangements my PC would remain locked. Well it has been longer than 5 minutes now and I'm still able to operate my machine as normal, thanks largely to Cybereason's Ransomfree.
Yeah, I was just looking for information on a band I had been told about, Disturbed, who had done a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence, when all of a sudden I am diverted to one of those shonky image hosting sites, URLShrink, that shoves up this ransom notice when I tried to exit.
I instantly knew the site was shonky because all these ads were popping up for Viagra, adult services and pr0n, etc, so I was out of there in an instant... or so I thought. Anyway, as soon as the ransom demand appeared I shut down my browser and began checking this and that to see what was still working, which it all was and still is.
Thing is, I wouldn't have paid any ransom anyhow. I do not keep any important files on this machine, they're all backed up/stored on external drives, none of which were connected at the time, so if I'd been locked out I simply would have refomatted and begun again. An inconvenience, yes, but no slimy ransomware bastard is getting his/her filthy hands on my money.
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