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Post by eddie on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:13 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-computer-users-given-twoweek-warning-over-virus-threat-9474878.html

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by Guest on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:16 pm

Oh big scary ransom-ware.

I've never gotten a virus on this thing.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:23 pm

eddie wrote:

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

The basics would be setting up your firewall correctly, have a good anti-virus that is up to date, use an adblocker and so on.

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:41 pm

@Summer
actually this one is different It doesn't target the user with the infected computer, it just runs its trawling software from there... making the infected person computer the unwitting host of their scam. And I am guessing they will be very hard to convict considering even the guilty can say 'Shit i didn't know I had the virus' and hide amongst the unwitting victims.

quite an out side the square approach  :::grouch:: 

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by Guest on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:50 pm

veya_victaous wrote:@Summer
actually this one is different It doesn't target the user with the infected computer, it just runs its trawling software from there... making the infected person computer the unwitting host of their scam. And I am guessing they will be very hard to convict considering even the guilty can say 'Shit i didn't know I had the virus' and hide amongst the unwitting victims.

quite an out side the square approach  :::grouch:: 

Every single thing on my computer needs to be white-listed by me before it can send or receive anything from the Internet so it shouldn't be a problem for me.

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:07 pm

eddie wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-computer-users-given-twoweek-warning-over-virus-threat-9474878.html

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

It looks like primary things to do to avoid this one are simple -- change your banking passwords and never ever ever EVER click a link in a suspicious e-mail.

Probably best to lay off the midget porn sites for a while, too.

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by eddie on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:58 pm

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eddie wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-computer-users-given-twoweek-warning-over-virus-threat-9474878.html

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

It looks like primary things to do to avoid this one are simple -- change your banking passwords and never ever ever EVER click a link in a suspicious e-mail.

Probably best to lay off the midget porn sites for a while, too.

Even the cowboy midget ones????
Dammit!  Sad 


Seriously though, the FBI WTD have said they can only hold this off for two weeks so what am I supposed to be doing?
I have Micrsoft Essentials anti virus thingy?

@Tea I found this:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-removal-detection-and-how-you-can-protect-yourself-9480416.html

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:09 am

Its not a virus - as has already been said, although the big anti virus companies are combating it. However the real sting is it has been around since 2011 and the only reason it is big in the news now (3 years later) is a group made up of the big anti virus companies and several national security units (including the FBI and British version of) have just taken a big big chunk out of the underlying framework that supports it.

Finally just to cheer you up even more (she says being sarcastic) this is nowhere near the scariest most dangerous threat out there right now - there are others similar but much nastier and much worse. About the only reassurance is that personal computers are never the main intended target - yes they will happily use them if infected but they are aiming for big commercial systems.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:22 am

eddie wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-computer-users-given-twoweek-warning-over-virus-threat-9474878.html

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

I'm stocking the kitchen and digging under the stairs tonight eddie.

See you on the other side!

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Post by eddie on Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:50 am

sphinx wrote:Its not a virus - as has already been said, although the big anti virus companies are combating it.  However the real sting is it has been around since 2011 and the only reason it is big in the news now (3 years later) is a group made up of the big anti virus companies and several national security units (including the FBI and British version of) have just taken a big big chunk out of the underlying framework that supports it.

Finally just to cheer you up even more (she says being sarcastic) this is nowhere near the scariest most dangerous threat out there right now - there are others similar but much nastier and much worse.  About the only reassurance is that personal computers are never the main intended target - yes they will happily use them if infected but they are aiming for big commercial systems.


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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by eddie on Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:50 am

BigAndy9 wrote:
eddie wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gameover-zeus-computer-users-given-twoweek-warning-over-virus-threat-9474878.html

We have been given two weeks to sort this out but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing????

Anyone???  Razz 

I'm stocking the kitchen and digging under the stairs tonight eddie.

See you on the other side!


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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:02 am

eddie wrote:
sphinx wrote:Its not a virus - as has already been said, although the big anti virus companies are combating it.  However the real sting is it has been around since 2011 and the only reason it is big in the news now (3 years later) is a group made up of the big anti virus companies and several national security units (including the FBI and British version of) have just taken a big big chunk out of the underlying framework that supports it.

Finally just to cheer you up even more (she says being sarcastic) this is nowhere near the scariest most dangerous threat out there right now - there are others similar but much nastier and much worse.  About the only reassurance is that personal computers are never the main intended target - yes they will happily use them if infected but they are aiming for big commercial systems.


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Run a good anti virus and pay attention to any alerts put out by the anti virus company.

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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by nicko on Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:12 am

Eddie, just to be on the safe side ,went to my bank and withdrew all my money except for a few hudred.I'll give it a couple of months if nothing happens i'll put it back again.Interest rates are crap so not losing anything!!
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Re: GameOver Zeus: computer virus

Post by eddie on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:35 am

nicko wrote:Eddie, just to be on the safe side ,went to my bank and withdrew all my money except for a few hudred.I'll give it a couple of months if nothing happens i'll put it back again.Interest rates are crap so not losing anything!!


I'll look after it for you Nicko  Cool 

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