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“Mischa”, another form of ransomware!
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:08:34 PM »
Here we go again;


According to Neowin, Mischa encrypts several file extensions, including .exe files.  By encrypting the .exe files, Mischa is going the extra mile to ensure you cannot run any executable files.
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Re: “Mischa”, another form of ransomware!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 04:01:37 PM »
Phish Me CEO and co-founder, Rohyt Belani, made the following statement regarding the uptake in ransomware attacks:

    “Ransomware attacks have the potential to become the biggest crime in digital history. They threaten every major sector, from the healthcare industry to government agencies, drive unquantifiable financial losses and, in the case of healthcare, could have life and death implications.”

Ransomware hits Horry County Schools in South Carolina, locking 25 servers…
The risk of ransomware has never been higher, with the latest victim being Horry County Schools in South Carolina.  According to Myrtle Beach Online, the virus that encrypted various files came from outside of the United States, which has lead to the involvement of the federal and state government.  The virus did not cause a data breach, but has encrypted 25 servers rendering them inaccessible.  In order to obtain the encryption key the school is being ordered to pay thousands of dollars.  According to WBTW News 13, the school has gained approval to pay $8,500 to obtain the encryption key.

And I sure hope they canned their IT guy who didn't believe in backups.


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