Malwares and secure working

xx Malwares and secure working
August 20, 2015, 06:57:46 PM by JnL staff
Some three weeks ago we had a laptop come in that was not displaying graphics on internet and would run extremely badly and was very slow at times. The customer stated that they cannot get into their pictures and was getting message “Your files are corrupted and need decrypting” this then offered a site to have this service performed at a cost. Needless to say the files were encrypted.

As a matter of knowledge we went about decrypting the files and recovered the pictures, upon inspection it was obvious that these were not holiday and family pictures as expected. The files were of a very serious illegal pornographic type.

The customer was as we expected very upset over this and did in fact have them on a USB stick, those pictures were intact.

Removal of the root kit found on the laptop was performed and the laptop made clean, although the customer had a well know anti-virus system installed, it failed miserable to prevent this. The customer was advised to contact the Police authorities and our report was given. They also brought in all devices that have connected to this laptop and windows based “Mobile phone” was found infected also. No back on this device so the customer was advised that only a factory reset would clean this device and all data (music, pictures and contacts) would be lost. They reluctantly agreed to this and this was performed.

They were also advised that even if you visit malware sites (as prompted by the browser firefox), you must take heed of warnings and that security is not a program to protect you but a way of using and working with your devices.

After all why have a “Burglar alarm installed if you leave your street door open so anyone can walk in.

Going to cracked software and porn sites can give you more than you expect to get.

If you lie with dogs you may catch fleas.

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