Just a Malware Reminder

Posted by: Draclvr

Just a Malware Reminder - 10/25/17 10:02 AM

A new ransomware attack - dubbed Bad Rabbit - is hitting Europe and Russia, but has also been detected in the US. The attack poses as an Adobe Flash update popup on infected news and media websites. Even though it's not affecting most of us, it serves as a reminder to NEVER download software from a popup. Only download directly from the software company itself, in this case Adobe. A quote from one of the articles I read this morning.

Quote:
The Bad Rabbit ransomware infiltrated computers by posing as an Adobe Flash installer on compromised news and media websites. It serves as a reminder that people should never download apps or software from pop-up advertisements or websites that don't belong to the software company.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Just a Malware Reminder - 10/25/17 12:57 PM

Thanks Draclvr. Something else to watch for. Oh yay.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Just a Malware Reminder - 10/25/17 02:06 PM

Yes. It was mentioned on the UK news here, last night, Draclver rolleyes

So Very Annoying !!!!
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Just a Malware Reminder - 10/25/17 02:19 PM

Pretty sure my Adobe Flash updated earlier this week. Hope it's okay.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Just a Malware Reminder - 10/25/17 03:00 PM

At this point, this malware is targeting corporations and governments. But the way these things go, you never know. This is more just a reminder about safe use of the internet!