[Samba] Ransomware?

jacek burghardt jaceksburghardt at gmail.com
Mon May 16 01:32:33 UTC 2016

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backup of samba shares to iscsi.

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On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:34 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>

> Am 16.05.2016 um 01:05 schrieb jacek burghardt:
>> Iscsi  cant be encrypted.
> what has this to do with samba and who has iSCSI (SAN) on the normal
> network instead a seperated storage network or in case of a small VMware
> cluster with 2 hosts even not just 2 network cables from each to the
> SAN-storage with no switch at all?
> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM, peter lawrie <
>> peter.lawrie at glendiscovery.co.uk> wrote:
>> I had to deal with ransomware at the end of April. One of the PCs on my
>>> customer's network was infected by opening a realistic looking email
>>> apparently from a genuine supplier to the company and personally
>>> addressed.
>>> The infection occurred on Wednesday, but encryption of the server only
>>> took
>>> place late on Friday afternoon, presumably having obtained encryption
>>> keys
>>> from the criminals. The malware did not encrypt documents on the infected
>>> PC, but documents and spreadsheets in every folder on the samba shares
>>> were
>>> encrypted. Fortunately the backup to rdx disk was working (On my previous
>>> visit to the customer the backup had NOT been working and nobody had
>>> noticed!).
>>>  I used linux 'cp -npr' to restore missing files and
>>> find / -name “*.crypt” –type f –delete [deletes all files *.crypt]
>>> find / -name “*de-crypt*” –type f –delete [deletes ransom message from
>>> every directory which had contained encrypted files]
>>> The answer to the question is take extreme care with incoming emails and
>>> always make sure the backups are working.
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