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

RoboMan

Level 26
Content Creator
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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.....
Do not start a malware war you can't stand :cool: Remember i'm on the Hub muahaha!
 

Nikos751

Level 17
Verified
Of course I would not infect any other people!
Now, in case a close friend of mine is unlucky and somehow get infected and had important files not being backed up, I would consider setting up a test system just for the work, to save him after taking the appropriate measures. Why not?
 

tim one

Level 21
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Verified
Needless to say, when you fall into the ransom trap, you have only the certainty that you are an accomplice of these criminals: by accepting to infect your contacts, or by paying with the hope of getting back your files.

The best defense against ransomware is always to make regular backups.

I say "no" because the fact does not exist in my case thanks to my solid backup plan.
So I have no conscience regret :D
 
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frogboy

Level 75
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Needless to say, when you fall into the ransom trap, you have only the certainty that you are an accomplice of these criminals: by accepting to infect your contacts, or by paying with the hope of getting back your files.

The best defense against ransomware is always to make regular backups.

I say "no" because the fact does not exist in my case thanks to my solid backup plan.
Also I have no conscience regret :D
I have to agree we all should just be able to restore from our backups created for just such an occasion. ;)
 

In2an3_PpG

Level 17
Content Creator
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I voted "It depends" due to the fact that me and my friends do not have any personal files stored locally on our PC's. Just games from Steam but you can always recover that. So if i was to receive this ransomware i would probably send it to them just the mess with around because i know if one of them was to get it they would most likely do the same. Other than that i would most definitely not send this to other innocent people. I would just take the hit since i have my backups, so I'm good.
 

frogboy

Level 75
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I voted "It depends" due to the fact that me and my friends do not have any personal files stored locally on our PC's. Just games from Steam but you can always recover that. So if i was to receive this ransomware i would probably send it to them just the mess with around because i know if one of them was to get it they would most likely do the same. Other than that i would most definitely not send this to other innocent people. I would just take the hit since i have my backups, so I'm good.
Great answer, love it. :D