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Criminals give away universal unlock key for TeslaCrypt-ransomware

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 19, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    They are sorry?

    They going to refund everyone they have scammed up until then? Or because they are now super rich they don't want anyone to come looking for them and lock them up / take their money from them?

    Scumbags
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Or they probably got something else going already. Don't see them doing it out of an act of charity or good will.
     
  4. 0blivious

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    Would be amusing if this was a new trojan though.
     

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    They just released the decryption key, ESET made the decrypt tool
     
  6. gUNN1993

    gUNN1993 Master Guru

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    Naah, these kinds of people never stop doing something that works because they've got another idea, more likely there was some internal strife over money and one or more of them decided to screw the others over.

    Or maybe people learned how to securely back up their data ... haha, no, couldn't keep a straight face there.
     
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    Yep. Pretty sure it was not out of the goodness of their hearts. Transferring money to them does put them at risk. No matter how well they over their tracks, theres always the element of the unknown which would make them uncomfortable to carry on.
     
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    Yea, I think the authorities should throw some resources in the pot and trace payments until they eventually find these guys, and make an example out of them, might stop other groups trying to do it when they know they can be caught

    Look how quickly anonymous quit hacking once a few of them got locked up
     
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    I'm pretty sure Eset paid for the key but they would never admit to it.

    It's not a crime to sell an encryption key.
     
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    Maybe not, but it's a crime to create malware that infects and encrypts peoples files, and release it to the internet, then charge people money to decrypt their data
     

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    Such news always make me think, that virus\malware\ransomwriters and antivirus companies are actually the very same companies...
    It is hard to believe they (av companies) just miraculously get keys\sources\magic beans against some viruses...

    For record - I am Eset user for the last 8 years, but I still do not believe in such coincidences.
     
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    I'm certain that is true, first company to push out definitions for a new breed of malware becomes popular, even if the same company are the ones who released the malware in the first place

    Where I used to live, a nice quiet village, but on the weekend shop windows along the high street used to get smashed, and there was only one glazing company in the village, guess who broke the windows
     
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    ...hired by Denuvo.
     
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    Nicely told Extraordinary, I was about to say it myself in a similar pattern. Sharp one, man. +1 :)
     
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    Same thing happened in my small town years ago too. Only one little Tyre company was going out of business until one night when hundreds of Tyre's where punctured by vandals or kids as the police put it.

    Plus it's like cheating in computer games like say aimbots and wallhacks, it's only possible to use an aimbot because it's built into the game already. Cheaters just need to activate them.
     
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    +2....^


    I once had/owned a glass company an every time I got low on money I just went around town and broke every window I could find/...next day=$$$:)
     
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    Well good on Eset, tried them 4 months after Windows 10 came out, worse than Kaspersky and broke basic features in the OS.
     

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