Would you infect your friend's data in order to save yours?

  • Yes! Always :)

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • No!

    Votes: 48 78.7%
  • It depends...

    Votes: 11 18.0%
  • Total voters
    61

DardiM

Level 26
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Voting a big NO, mainly because the people who I know are very tech savy.... :p Try sending those link to frogboy and pengiun, there is no way those guys will fall for it ;)

Jokes aside, I got backups and are usually on VM 90% of the time. Anyways doing what those ransomware told you to do is not a guarantee that they will unlock your PC even if you paid, let alone making you infect others... This is a new low in the world of malware and viruses.
LOL !
That is sure with us, you certainly would have to pay :) :
- even if one day I get caught, I always have recent backup (data & system)
 

DardiM

Level 26
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
What if i offer you this to open the ransonware links ?
Hahaha ! Beatifull one ! For my Christmas ? ;)
Open the ransomware links would not be a problem, but make it infects my PC should be the big work : a lot of security tools to disable :D

I really wonder if the reason they give is right. First time I see a reason given with the infection.
 

Svoll

Level 12
Verified
Voted a big fat NO because that's not what friends do to their friends!!
Well said well said, I was trying to send this to @frogboy but he is not opening my links, :(:(:( even if i could get infected thru VM and 3 layers of protection, nothing will get thru frogs and pengiuns massive defensive super duper malware protection.
 

Attachments

DardiM

Level 26
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Thanks, being realistic takes effort. Although, pretending to have morals takes effort as well. I appreciate the dishonesty of many in this thread.
The real pb is that you can't be sure when/if people are dishonest or not ;)
(I am sure none of my friends is reading what I post in this thread, because I don't have friends :p : I have already infected them all)
 

nclr11111

Level 6
Verified
But that isn't the purpose of this social experiment. The purpose (as well as making a lot of money) is to find out, for those that get encrypted and are pushed to the edge, would they really put on that 'friends come first' facade, or do something selfish for once?
Well, the idea is lame in the first place! The world is full of people one does not like that i could send a innocent mail to before any of my friends or just to some random people in a mailinglist picked up anywhere on the net. But this is nothing but a theoretical thought since i still have my backups. If i didn´t have those backups....hmmm, i´d like not to answer since i can´t with 100% say i wouldn´t dig up some adresses but i still like to think i wouldn´t..
Double standards in it´s essence.....
 
Last edited by a moderator:
W

Wave

But that isn't the purpose of this social experiment. The purpose (as well as making a lot of money) is to find out, for those that get encrypted and are pushed to the edge, would they really put on that 'friends come first' bullshit facade, or do something selfish for once?
If they send it to their friend, regardless of if they are successful in infecting them or not, then they are not a true friend deep down. You will always have the back of a real friend, no matter what happens.

You can't put a price on friendship - the problem is the fake friends who will do anything to better themselves and only want to be around you when you're up, but they ditch off when you're down because they won't care.
 

Svoll

Level 12
Verified
Honest Truth, if i was infected, I would seriously consider senting it to @DardiM and @Daniel Hidalgo , only because I know they could reverse engineer it, not because I am expecting them to pay.

Not so honest truth, I would send it to @frogboy and @RoboMan just because our friendship and buddyship could use a big laugh, especially when they laugh at me for my failed attempt and calling me all kinds of names cause I got infected.

There are more sides than 2 at times =), on second thought, I would still send Pengiun all kinds of malware, hoping one day He would slip on ice.....
 

Attachments

W

Wave

Honest Truth, if i was infected, I would seriously consider senting it to @DardiM and @Daniel Hidalgo , only because I know they could reverse engineer it, not because I am expecting them to pay.
The encryption can only be reversed to decrypt the files if the encryption method is weak. When ransomware is developed properly utilising RSA-2048 and has correct transmission of the private keys, then you can say good bye to your files without a payment.