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08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
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Byron, GA

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WARNING Ransomware

there is a scam going around spread this to everybody...............



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The FBI is warning against a virus called Reveton ransomware, which can activate by clicking on a compromised web page. The scam appears to come from the FBI, complete with an FBI logo and a warning accusing the user of distributing child pornography. It then freezes the computer and demands payment of $100 or more within 72 hours.
»kstp.com/news/stories/S2896398.shtml?cat=1

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dandelion
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1 recommendation

»[Scam] RANSOMWARE



08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
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Byron, GA

1 recommendation

I didnt know we had a scam section so i put it here people never check that area out was my first time today member since 2001.


Kearnstd
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reply to 08034016

Whoever is running this better not be in the US or US friendly nation. Faking to be the FBI is generally pretty serious of a crime.
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goalieskates
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land of big
reply to 08034016

said by 08034016:

I didnt know we had a scam section so i put it here people never check that area out was my first time today member since 2001.

Sometimes the lines blur. Thanks for posting this here. Most people would consider having their computer locked more a security issue than the Nigerians begging for dollars schemes.


Trihexagonal

join:2004-08-29
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said by Kearnstd:

Whoever is running this better not be in the US or US friendly nation. Faking to be the FBI is generally pretty serious of a crime.

LOL I wish I had a dollar for every email I've got from "Robert Mueller".


08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
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Byron, GA
reply to goalieskates

said by goalieskates:

said by 08034016:

I didnt know we had a scam section so i put it here people never check that area out was my first time today member since 2001.

Thanks for posting this here. Most people would consider having their computer locked more a security issue than the Nigerians begging for dollars schemes.

You're more then welcomed sir... be sure to tell others...
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Cthen

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reply to 08034016

Friend got hit by that last week.

He is not computer savy by any means but was smart enough to know this was a scam.

Typical diagnosis though..... "I went looking at some porn then the next day I had this."
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08034016
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Byron, GA

said by Cthen:

Friend got hit by that last week.

He is not computer savy by any means but was smart enough to know this was a scam.

Typical diagnosis though..... "I went looking at some porn then the next day I had this."

WOW hate to have heard this about your friend.

Format Time!!!!!!
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Kearnstd
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said by 08034016:

said by Cthen:

Friend got hit by that last week.

He is not computer savy by any means but was smart enough to know this was a scam.

Typical diagnosis though..... "I went looking at some porn then the next day I had this."

WOW hate to have heard this about your friend.

Format Time!!!!!!

exactly, If I got something like this on my PC ever. it would be nuke and pave. no point in taking chances with cleaner programs in safe mode.
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Drunkula
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reply to 08034016

One of the instructors here at work got hit by that via email just this week. Neither McAfee Enterprise or Kaspersky Rescue CD would clean it. I was able to neuter it well enough and restoring to a two week old checkpoint I was able to get the machine working again. I could just as easily reimaged the machine but felt like taking a crack at it.

The instructor readily admits he is totally computer illiterate.
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psloss
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join:2002-02-24
Lebanon, KS
reply to 08034016

At a high level, Reveton is similar to the "fake antivirus" programs that seem to be declining. This substitutes the approach to motivating the victim with something more confrontational and a programming wrinkle or two.
»Ransomware a growing menace, says Symantec

In the deception department, like some of the more popular fake AV families focus these look much more intimidating on the screen than at a user profile or system level. The last Reveton I looked at last month did it with one EXE and one LNK; changes to the Registry, if any, were irrelevant.

One cleanup reference:
»www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-r···nsomware

Speaking of Reveton:
»Hunting Down and Killing Ransomware

(FWIW, it looks just as intimidating if one gets infected while running as a non-admin.)



Cthen

join:2004-08-01
Detroit, MI
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reply to 08034016

said by 08034016:

said by Cthen:

Friend got hit by that last week.

He is not computer savy by any means but was smart enough to know this was a scam.

Typical diagnosis though..... "I went looking at some porn then the next day I had this."

WOW hate to have heard this about your friend.

Format Time!!!!!!

Haha yea, as soon as he told me that I giggled a for a bit and replied back "Go grab us a few beers, we are gonna sitting here for a few hours."
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08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
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join:2001-08-31
Byron, GA

said by Cthen:

said by 08034016:

said by Cthen:

Friend got hit by that last week.

He is not computer savy by any means but was smart enough to know this was a scam.

Typical diagnosis though..... "I went looking at some porn then the next day I had this."

WOW hate to have heard this about your friend.

Format Time!!!!!!

Haha yea, as soon as he told me that I giggled a for a bit and replied back "Go grab us a few beers, we are gonna sitting here for a few hours."

Nice..
But whats so smart about this is people really believe the Fine and pay it ..
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