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WannaCry  New Variants Detected!

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#1 JohnC_21


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

Today (14 May 2017), 2 new variants appeared. One working which I blocked by registering the new domain name, and the second which is only partially working because it only spreads and does *not* encrypt files due to a corrupted archive.


Edited by hamluis, 14 May 2017 - 05:01 PM.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:14 AM

Kudos and thanks for saving the world!

So while we are on the subject, what are the best ways to prevent that little devil from popping onto ones computer?

I loaded CryptoPrevent on my computers several years ago on advice from this sacred community and wonder if that is still a good app or if I need to change?


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:56 PM

The best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware and ransomware (crypto malware) infections is a comprehensive approach to include prevention and your best defense is back up, back up, and more back up on a regular basis.

IMPORTANT!!! When implementing a backup strategy include testing to ensure it works before an emergency arises; routinely check to verify backups are being made and stored properly; remove (disconnect) and isolate all backups from the network or home computer...if not, you risk ransomware infecting them when it strikes.For more suggestions to protect yourself from ransomware infections, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic...Ransomware Avoidance...it includes a list of prevention tools.
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