PDA

View Full Version : new serious virus just on the radio



Digby
01-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Hi guys

I heard on the news just now that a computer shop in Auckland has discovered a deadly virus (from Russia)

It encrypts your hard drive. (nasty)

Any more news ?

Safari
01-12-2010, 10:41 AM
Yeah I heard that, pitty they did not say what it was.

inphinity
01-12-2010, 10:47 AM
deadly virus

encrypts your hard drive

You anticipate a head line along the lines of "Man dies due to hard drive encryption"? :P

SP8's
01-12-2010, 10:50 AM
More about it in this thread .... http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=114363

Chilling_Silence
01-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Hell yes about bloody time somebody wrote something of decent calibre. Most of the decent viruses these days just replicate and do SFA with no payload.

SolMiester
01-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Hi guys

I heard on the news just now that a computer shop in Auckland has discovered a deadly virus (from Russia)

It encrypts your hard drive. (nasty)

Any more news ?

LOL, thread searching failure!...........

goodiesguy
01-12-2010, 01:16 PM
How do i get this virus? (no, i don't want it)

kjaada
01-12-2010, 01:36 PM
How do i get this virus? (no, i don't want it)
If you don't want it use linux

pctek
01-12-2010, 05:53 PM
How do i get this virus?

Stupidity

Pancake
02-12-2010, 09:34 AM
Kaspersky are working on a fix.Untill then the only fix is to format.

Agent_24
02-12-2010, 11:38 AM
Hell yes about bloody time somebody wrote something of decent calibre. Most of the decent viruses these days just replicate and do SFA with no payload.

Well, a lot of them do zombify your PC and send spam etc. There's more money to be made running botnets on the computers rather than screwing them up.

Though I agree, the viruses were getting pretty boring.