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16 Nov 2012 02:19 PM   |   12056 clicks   |   Springfield News-Leader
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serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  
"no, the virus put that there. The normal porn is mine, not that stuff."

/yes, even the leotard.

16 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
DAR    [TotalFark]  
My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.



//that was sarcasm in case you missed it........k/dar

16 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
Revek     
I've been laughing at that piece of shiat scam for weeks. I think its awesome it caught someone. My favorite part is where it turns on the camera.

16 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
bulldg4life     
Had a client get something similar a few weeks ago. She was pissed when it changed user permissions on her computer and blocked her iPhone from syncing.

Massive virus that leaves financial and user information vulnerable to anyone...meh....OH GOD MY PHONE WON'T SYNC!!?!?!?!!??

16 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Mega Steve     
It's like these creeps WANT to get caught

16 Nov 2012 02:26 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

16 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
frepnog     
got that virus on my work pc. took 45 min to remove.

16 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
reillan     

DAR: My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.



//that was sarcasm in case you missed it........k/dar


I work as a computer tech for a drug company, and one of the researchers called in because he had that virus. For a little while, I wondered if it was actually from the FBI, as they did a really good job making it look legit. I never saw any indication that the virus wanted money to remove it.

/we just wiped his machine. Easier that way.

16 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
The One True TheDavid     
Mega Steve:

It's like these creeps WANT to get caught

We should keep municipal piranha pools or something.

16 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
2BuckChuck     
I got this virus, and it was a pain is the arse to remove. But seriously, how stupid would you have to be to not realize it's fake/phishing? They say there is kiddy porn and/or terrorism on your computer, but hey, no big deal - just send in $200 in Walgreen's gift cards and you're golden! Good thing Osama didn't know about that deal - a couple thousand bucks in gift cards and he would have gotten away up with 9/11 and not ended up as fish food.

16 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
mooseyfate     
Sounds like a win/win. Either they're guilty and stupid so they turn themselves in or they're innocent and stupid and lose $200. Smart people are the only ones inconvenienced here.

16 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
frepnog     

reillan: DAR: My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.



//that was sarcasm in case you missed it........k/dar

I work as a computer tech for a drug company, and one of the researchers called in because he had that virus. For a little while, I wondered if it was actually from the FBI, as they did a really good job making it look legit. I never saw any indication that the virus wanted money to remove it.

/we just wiped his machine. Easier that way.


the one i got gave instructions to go buy a 100 dollar green dot card to pay the "fine" with.

16 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
2BuckChuck     
FBI page about the "ransom-ware"

16 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
The One True TheDavid     
I run Linux, don't click on links in email from strangers, etc. And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life. It's not like I'm a supergenius: where DO those ninnies come from? And they're allowed to vote, drive, occasionally hold positions of responsibility and reproduce, while repeatedly illustrating what's wrong with our "democracy."

16 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
Odd Bird     

blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?


Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

16 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
mytdawg     
I had to deal with the one that indicates FBI for "Illegal Downloads" but it doesn't specify what they are. Scary RIAA type stuff I guess. Just a ransom virus but damn they are getting harder and harder to beat.

16 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
reillan     

frepnog: the one i got gave instructions to go buy a 100 dollar green dot card to pay the "fine" with.


wow.... just, wow...

16 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
The Angry Hand of God     
Saw this for the first time yesterday. MalwareBytes in safe mode removes it pretty quickly.

16 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
The Angry Hand of God     

reillan: frepnog: the one i got gave instructions to go buy a 100 dollar green dot card to pay the "fine" with.

wow.... just, wow...


The one I saw was asking for $200 within 72 hours of the "notification."

16 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
PainInTheASP    [TotalFark]  

reillan: DAR: My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.



//that was sarcasm in case you missed it........k/dar

I work as a computer tech for a drug company, and one of the researchers called in because he had that virus. For a little while, I wondered if it was actually from the FBI, as they did a really good job making it look legit. I never saw any indication that the virus wanted money to remove it.

/we just wiped his machine. Easier that way.


I had the dubious distinction of being the first person in our organization to get hit with it, at least according to the tech who came and got my computer. They messed around with it for a while and then re-imaged it as well.

/I got two days off while they fixed it, which was nice.
//And a comically lame "Most Wanted" photoshop taped to the side when they brought it back.

16 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
Cyno01    [TotalFark]  

Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.


I dyslexiced that into NAMBLA somehow...

16 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
eagles95     

Cyno01: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I dyslexiced that into NAMBLA somehow...


Same here.....but the virus is pretty awesome honestly. Have had to clean 100's of pc's at my work lately with it. Only a few grandmas actually clicked the green button.

16 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
natas6.0     
I got it cruising fer halloween activities in napa.
I work...with some guv agencies incl the bureau so I was bent, but knew it wasn't authentic.
restarted to a save, then downloaded a cleaner.

You would truly be surprised at how many turn-ins they get from pedos and other farktards.
so it does an unintended public service

16 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
gutter_ca/fl     

Cyno01: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I dyslexiced that into NAMBLA somehow...


That makes two of us.

16 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  
I thought about doing something like this when I was reading the book REAMDE. Here was my plan:
1) Sites like YouPorn and RedTube have to have a nontrivial number of people uploading kiddie porn to them. Seriously, they just have to.
2) So, how do they find it and delete it? There must be some kind of service they tie in to that takes a hash of the uploaded video and matches it against known kiddie porn, right? If there's not, and they're doing it manually, I'll just stop my evil plan here and develop and sell that.
3) When my virus infects a machine, it scans images and videos against that database.
4) If it finds kiddie porn, lock it down and post the ransom message.
5) Kiddy diddlers want their porn back and aren't about to call the cops, so they pay the ransom.
6) I get away with it because nobody who would call the cops gets infected.

Well, I'm glad I never enacted that plan because evidently my assumptions in steps 5 and 6 were incorrect.

16 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
Bundalo     
A couple of co-workers brought me their home laptops to fix for this. A cinch to get rid of, really, like The Angry Hand of God said.

/but not so much so that I feel bad charging them for the inconvenience.

16 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
John the Magnificent     

The One True TheDavid: I run Linux, don't click on links in email from strangers, etc. And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life. It's not like I'm a supergenius: where DO those ninnies come from? And they're allowed to vote, drive, occasionally hold positions of responsibility and reproduce, while repeatedly illustrating what's wrong with our "democracy."


Well you should just stand up and take a big ol' bow.

Oh, right... you just did.

16 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
Bundalo     

Cyno01: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I dyslexiced that into NAMBLA somehow...


Same diff.

16 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
david_gaithersburg     
So which Total Farker is no longer with us?

16 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
Silverstaff     

The One True TheDavid: And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life.


Bingo.

Seriously. If the FBI know you're up to something, and it's enough for them to actually get involved, at the bare minimum you'll have a couple of men in dark suits with no senses of humor at your door, at worst you'll get the party van in front of your house.

Popup on your computer saying to buy prepaid credit cards and gift cards and mail them to an address as a way to prepay a fine? It's like economic darwinism, if you're that incredibly dumb you deserve to lose the money.

16 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
frepnog     

The Angry Hand of God: reillan: frepnog: the one i got gave instructions to go buy a 100 dollar green dot card to pay the "fine" with.

wow.... just, wow...

The one I saw was asking for $200 within 72 hours of the "notification."


yeah, cool stuff. i mean I knew immediately that it was a bullshiat scam, but I can totally see some terrified idiot run right off to buy a card and pay the "fbi" off.

16 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
ferretman    [TotalFark]  

reillan: frepnog: the one i got gave instructions to go buy a 100 dollar green dot card to pay the "fine" with.

wow.... just, wow...


I one I got asked for a 'modified wooden toilet roller'.

16 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
CygnusDarius     
Isn't Anonymous shutting down child porn sites right now?.

16 Nov 2012 03:01 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

The One True TheDavid: I run Linux, don't click on links in email from strangers, etc. And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life. It's not like I'm a supergenius: where DO those ninnies come from? And they're allowed to vote, drive, occasionally hold positions of responsibility and reproduce, while repeatedly illustrating what's wrong with our "democracy."


We're not a democracy, we're a federal republic. 

You might be what's wrong with it.

16 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
ahchoo     
c-c-c-c-combofix

16 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
BubbaJones    [TotalFark]  

Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.


I read the "NFL/NBA" as NAMBLA for some farked up reason

16 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
iaazathot     

DAR: My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.



//that was sarcasm in case you missed it........k/dar


We have been seeing this in the shop lately. Kaspersky rescue disk will take it out. You have to download Kaspersky Internet Security and create the disk.

16 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
js34603     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The One True TheDavid: I run Linux, don't click on links in email from strangers, etc. And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life. It's not like I'm a supergenius: where DO those ninnies come from? And they're allowed to vote, drive, occasionally hold positions of responsibility and reproduce, while repeatedly illustrating what's wrong with our "democracy."

We're not a democracy, we're a federal republic. 

You might be what's wrong with it.


That's ninny talk.

16 Nov 2012 03:10 PM
Odd Bird     

BubbaJones: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I read the "NFL/NBA" as NAMBLA for some farked up reason


Sounds like I outted a bunch of you guys.

16 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
The Angry Hand of God     

Odd Bird: BubbaJones: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I read the "NFL/NBA" as NAMBLA for some farked up reason

Sounds like I outted a bunch of you guys.


I was promised a free hat.

16 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
Tango_down     
how do you people still get infected with this crap?

for reals though, is it because I don't torrent or click on free applebees gift card ads that I dont have these problems? Is it class warfare? I'm white does that help?

16 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
how old? 6?? 12??
cause i need to know
cause i need to know whether to bring my chainsaw or hack sword

16 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
DiscoDJ     

DAR: My kid had that virus on his laptop, damn thing was it's a root kit type of virus and It's a biatch to clean. It took me about 2 hours to remove it.

ONLY two hours?
(There's one of those infected things on the tech table behind me. It'll take me a tad more than two hours to get rid of it. Closer to three.)
At least my customer didn't pay the $200 to the bad guys. Unlike the last two customers that came in with it.


16 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
BubbaJones    [TotalFark]  

Odd Bird: BubbaJones: Odd Bird: blatz514: A 2011 Cheerleading.com magazine also was seized.

If there is a website, why is there a magazine for the website?

Because sometimes the interwebs snap or the power goes out.

/will check the site tonight
//I hope to hell it's NFL/NBA cheerleaders and not HS or Pop Warner cheer girls.

I read the "NFL/NBA" as NAMBLA for some farked up reason

Sounds like I outted a bunch of you guys.


Nope, just been a Farker for too long... always expect the worst

16 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
A Shambling Mound     
Man I'm seeing like six or eight desktops and laptops a week infected with this thing. I can always tell before I even see the system because the owner wants to talk about their problem real quietly and without anyone hearing that the FBI has found bad stuff on their machine.

Frankly I'll take this over the "hide all your sh*t" malware any day of the week. Now *that* is a pain to fix.

I like these guys. Coupled with McAfee's huge popularity and total inability to block ANYTHING I'm making a killing in virus removal at the moment.

16 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
Celerian     
My boss got the FBI MoneyPak virus as well.

I gave him instructions from bleepingcomputer.

He apparently couldn't download the tool from the site I had given him, but the last time he got a virus he had a tool that I had suggested he get. He started the computer in safe mode, recognized the two files the virus uses and deleted them. Easy Peazy.

16 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

A Shambling Mound: Man I'm seeing like six or eight desktops and laptops a week infected with this thing. I can always tell before I even see the system because the owner wants to talk about their problem real quietly and without anyone hearing that the FBI has found bad stuff on their machine.

Frankly I'll take this over the "hide all your sh*t" malware any day of the week. Now *that* is a pain to fix.

I like these guys. Coupled with McAfee's huge popularity and total inability to block ANYTHING I'm making a killing in virus removal at the moment.


what about MDPV

16 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
oh_please     
Just a note to Farkers...this is only a variant of a scam that's been around for ages, we call it "scareware" or "ransomware".

This is how you remove them:

Get a flash drive and a non-infected computer.

Download RKill.

Download TDSSKiller.

Download ComboFix.

Download Malwarebytes

Put them all on the flash drive.

Start the infected computer in Safe Mode (press F8 as the computer is starting up), use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select Safe Mode With Networking

Plug in the flash drive, go to it and transfer the tools to the desktop.

Run them in order (all in Safe Mode):

RKill

TDSSKiller

ComboFix

MalwareBytes

RKill will kill any malicious processes running, to allow the other tools to do their job.

TDSSKiller will scan for rootkits and (hopefully) remove them. If it finds any, it will ask you for a restart. Do what it asks. Restart in Safe Mode.

ComboFix is the big gun, if you can get it to complete, you're probably home free. Be patient, it may take awhile. Again, if it asks you to restart, do it. It may restart on its own.

Malwarebytes cleans up the corners. Update it before you run it.

themoreyouknow.jpg

16 Nov 2012 03:27 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

oh_please: Just a note to Farkers...this is only a variant of a scam that's been around for ages, we call it "scareware" or "ransomware".

This is how you remove them:

Get a flash drive and a non-infected computer.

Download RKill.

Download TDSSKiller.

Download ComboFix.

Download Malwarebytes

Put them all on the flash drive.

Start the infected computer in Safe Mode (press F8 as the computer is starting up), use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select Safe Mode With Networking

Plug in the flash drive, go to it and transfer the tools to the desktop.

Run them in order (all in Safe Mode):

RKill

TDSSKiller

ComboFix

MalwareBytes

RKill will kill any malicious processes running, to allow the other tools to do their job.

TDSSKiller will scan for rootkits and (hopefully) remove them. If it finds any, it will ask you for a restart. Do what it asks. Restart in Safe Mode.

ComboFix is the big gun, if you can get it to complete, you're probably home free. Be patient, it may take awhile. Again, if it asks you to restart, do it. It may restart on its own.

Malwarebytes cleans up the corners. Update it before you run it.

themoreyouknow.jpg


wow now i can get a jerb at Best Buy!

16 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
The One True TheDavid     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The One True TheDavid:

I run Linux, don't click on links in email from strangers, etc. And I'm smart enough to know the genuine FBI would come knocking on my actual door in real life. It's not like I'm a supergenius: where DO those ninnies come from? And they're allowed to vote, drive, occasionally hold positions of responsibility and reproduce, while repeatedly illustrating what's wrong with our "democracy."

We're not a democracy, we're a federal republic. 


A "democratic" federal republic, as opposed the People's Republic kind. Supposedly. Like them we have universal sufferage; unlike them we have two huge corrupt ruling parties.


You might be what's wrong with it.

So send me enough money to move somewhere else. Or hunt me down and kill me. Or click "Ignore this user."

16 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
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