ransomware virus on Linux

Matthias Fechner idefix at fechner.net
Fri Nov 20 17:05:15 UTC 2015

Am 20.11.2015 um 01:21 schrieb RW via freebsd-questions:
> I would guess it would recurse from /home into whatever it can
> access - it probably just encrypts the files in place.

so a good reason to have a ZFS with regluar snapshots.
If really all data would be encrypted the worm has write access to it
you will have the snapshots and the backup you can use.
Not very convinient but it makes again clear, make backups and keep your
software updated.



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