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Ransomware from Stoned to pwned

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 26, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    When I was in the trenches as a defender I saw all manner of malicious software. The first one I ever encountered back in the late 80s was the Stoned virus. This was a simple program that was lobbying the infected computer operator on the subject of legalizing marijuana. It was spread through the use of infected floppy disks.

    Years later I found myself standing in the office of one senior staff member when he received an email from a student. He also moonlighted as a university professor. The student professed her love for him and he was moved by the moment and clicked open the email. I lurched forward in a vain attempt to stop him but, the damage was already done.

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