## Osiris Ransomware

The war between wetware and hardware.
Doctor X
Posts: 68237
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah

### Re: Osiris Ransomware

"Mac"

"Shoulda"

"Bought"

"Mom"

"Your."

--J.D.

P.S. I am fortunate not to have to update PCs. Macs have only one update that autodetects which OS version you have. These are not automatic since, as with any OS be it Mac or M$, the first version tends to make everyone "beta testers" and sometimes That Software I Need is behind and may get borked by the update. Online updates have become far better. "Back in the Day" OS updates could get bork due to fluctuations in the Internet Waves so most prefer to download an update . . . which requires at least two steps. Security Updates do not bork anything. In fact, just updated whilst cycling! From the article, a major criticism is the paid updates for multi-users: as in corporations. I did not realize M$ still did that. WAY BACK, Mac charged for OS updates--but not security--until it realized getting someone hooked on your OS was a fantastic way to keep customers.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!

Pyrrho
Posts: 26172
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6

### Re: Osiris Ransomware

...so on this forum server there's a default email address which for some reason had collected 150 megs of email. I decide to see what's in there. Loaded up a virtual Linux machine and set up Thunderbird. Starts downloading the emails. Avast immediately threw up an alert about Locky ransomware in a ZIP attachment. Hadn't even clicked on an email, so thanks, Avast.

I shut down the virtual machine, ran antivirus scan, all is well. Killing that temporary Thunderbird account.

Have logged on to the server and manually deleted the mailbox contents without opening anything. Nothing good in there.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.