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Ransomware Dharma and variants

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#1 aoluggo


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

Hi all.

Anyone knows if dharma ransomware and variants still depends or uses Microsoft's vulnerability on Windows SMB Server?

(Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server 4013389)

Since "wannacry" attacks, I saw that all efforts to minimize the ransomware/all-variants are trying to detect before file encryption. Great effort of course but useless if you alredy have encrypted files.

With this in mind the only way to solve the problem is reinstalling the SO and backups, that's correct?



Edited by aoluggo, 24 May 2018 - 02:44 PM.

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#2 Demonslay335


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

Dharma specifically is spread thru hacks with servers exposing RDP directly to the internet with weak passwords. There's no excuse for allowing this in 2018.


If you have the SMB patches, then you are safe from anything trying to spread via that. You should not have SMB exposed to the web anyways, it's more at risk of spreading across a network if something on the inside is already infected by something.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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