Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ransomware is back!

So far I ve heard about various types of malwares. Today, ransomware joined the list. And I ve been slow, very slow in realising it! Apparently its been around since 2004! Perils of not being a window user I guess :P

Well, let’s begin with what its all about -

ATTENTION!!!!!!
ALL YOUR PERSONAL FILES WERE ENCRYPTED WITH A STRONG ALGORYTHM RSA-1024 AND YOU CAN’T GET AN ACCESS TO THEM WITHOUT MAKING OF WHAT WE NEED!

READ ‘HOW TO DECRYPT’ TXT-FULE ON YOUR DESKTOP FOR DETAILS

JUST DO IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

REMEMBER: DON’T TRY TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT THIS MESSAGE IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FILES BACK! JUST DO ALL WE TOLD.

Note: Emphasis not mine.

This is the text of the message that gets displayed on an affected computer.
The how to file on destop contains the following:

HOW TO DECRYPT FILES – Notepad
Attention!!!
All your personal files (photo, documents, texts, databases, certificates, kwm-files, video) have been encrypted by a very strong cypher RSA i024 The
original files are deleted You can check this by yourself ]ust iook for
files in all folders
ThErE is no possibility to decrypt these files without a special decrypt
pro ram’ Nobody can help you even don t try to find another method or tell
anybody Also after n days all encrypted files be completely deleted and
you Wi i have no chance to get it back
we can help to solve this task for i20$ via wire transfer (bank transfer
SWIFTXIBAN) And remember any harmful or bad words to our side will be a reason
for ignoring your message and nothing will be done
For details ou have to send your request on this e maii (attach to message a
fuii seriai ey shown below iD this how to.. file on desktop).
datafinder@fastmail.fm
E14 314 F661EF3 56D1163 2A2 E495104 6F4 D014 5 5 5AE28E047FFF32394009593 544 D2AFC9E15F4 5B50
1D0592F4658D23C24E0179785ABC4277B14C41470A62A6ED
821E864 OAE5BFF273A66A6D010930322 5 5C2 EEDB91A9E6F6CCCEA4 E92 0184 E413 7F6EOBE7F7CD83D
BF431A87FF3F58DC183CFFF5708F8141632 5151ED5F6B22B

Don’t hesitate and turn off your PC, pull out the power cable if this is fastest!

All the above has been sourced from here:
http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/333/GpCode_like_Ransomware_Is_Back

I read it first at:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/gpcode-ransomware-returns-with-stronger-encryption/7760?tag=nl.e589

Will put up somemore as and when I read more!

PS: The above howto file was converted to text using OCR from http://www.free-ocr.com/

Fuzzy Logic :!

Hi,

If you are here to find out what fuzzy logic is all about, you are better off to wikipedia. I am just going to post here something that I am feeling these days.

So far in my life, I ve been a person of extreme values. Am not a man enough yet. Am still a growing person. I love 1 and 0. All things should ve only these two values. But life ain’t like that. Right now am stuck between here and there in the middle of nowhere. Its all so fuzzy :! No discreet value. Right now am about in a state which can’t be described by either dilemma or confusion. Both these words are used when you ve a set of options and you need to choose between them. I am in a state where I dont know what needs to be done. Its either something new or continue on the path I ve been. But in my path, I ve heard “I don’t know what to do” a lot many times. I was wondering if that means I am continuously doing things wrong. Then a friend(make that two of them) suggested that mostly it could be that I am doing the same mistakes again and again. Well, that sounds like me. I am quick to learn from my mistakes. Except for this one situation.

So now, either its again on the same road, doing the same thing all over again, maybe repeating the same mistake, though this time it could be worse.

Ok, some more and maybe many more and maybe no other thoughts left around. Again, no words to explain this situation. Better get back to work.