Author Topic: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you  (Read 630 times)

Offline yesitsme

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3197
  • Total likes: 951
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« on: March 05, 2021, 04:49:23 PM »
their is a new variant ransomware going around I witnessed to many PC being infected and unfortunately some didn't have backups at all and others had backups running but not properly configured so their most important files where lost

a copy on the same HD is not a backup
paying for a backup service doesn't means they actually get backed up

be vigilant and double check that your backup serice is configured properly

Offline Yo ssi

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2019
  • Posts: 3371
  • Total likes: 1023
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 38
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: @myi so list them as Dan does!
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 04:57:39 PM »
Any more details?

Offline yesitsme

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3197
  • Total likes: 951
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 07:13:50 PM »
.jojocrypt

currently I only found 2 relevant results on google
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/745748/jojocrypt/
https://howtofix.guide/jackkarter-eking-virus/

they primarily make their way in via email attachments

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 59379
  • Total likes: 6677
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 07:50:49 PM »
their is a new variant
UK or South Africa?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline Yo ssi

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2019
  • Posts: 3371
  • Total likes: 1023
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 38
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: @myi so list them as Dan does!
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 07:52:29 PM »

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 59379
  • Total likes: 6677
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2021, 07:56:39 PM »
Is one anti-malware enough, or do you need 2 doses?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline etech0

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 11941
  • Total likes: 1972
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: not lakewood
  • Programs: DDF
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2021, 08:19:53 PM »
We should all turn off our computers for 14 days, that'll stop it in its tracks.
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

Offline yesitsme

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3197
  • Total likes: 951
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 08:25:02 PM »
.

Offline easytraveler

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2019
  • Posts: 7
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2021, 01:21:38 PM »
their is a new variant ransomware going around I witnessed to many PC being infected and unfortunately some didn't have backups at all and others had backups running but not properly configured so their most important files where lost

a copy on the same HD is not a backup
paying for a backup service doesn't means they actually get backed up

be vigilant and double check that your backup serice is configured properly

Yes, and multiple backups for anything you absolutely do not wish to lose is important. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. For me, an important stuff backup is not only not on the same HD, it's also not on an HD in the same building. I have 2 offsite backups, one using Duplicati to offsite server, and the second on a rotating set of drives stored in a safe deposit box. I also have convenient local backup for quick restores of a mistake or something similar. I also have my data ZFS encrypted so if box is stolen, they can't access it.

Offline avromie7

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 6442
  • Total likes: 1051
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
  • Location: Lakewood
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2021, 03:03:01 PM »
We should all turn off our computers for 14 days, that'll stop it in its tracks.
This is not a joke; if you have an infected environment, the first thing you do is pull the plugs.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

Offline Kobe Bryant

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 2550
  • Total likes: 1383
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
    • View Profile
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2021, 03:16:35 PM »
This is not a joke; if you have an infected environment, the first thing you do is pull the plugs.
And disconnect the router.

Offline Alexsei

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 3741
  • Total likes: 191
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
    • Travel & Kivrei Zadikim
  • Location: in my pants
Re: PSA - Backup anything that's important to you
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2021, 04:18:00 PM »
I believe today is national backup day
Gullible? Click here to find out!