Nastiest Malware

Nastiest Malware Q&A + Vote for this year's Nastiest!

  • 12 October 2021
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Nastiest Malware Q&A + Vote for this year's Nastiest!
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Welcome to another spooktacular Q&A. I’ve just returned from braving the darkest corners of the web to discover the nastiest malware of 2021. :scream:

I’ll be available until Halloween to answer your questions on the worst infections featured in our latest Nastiest Malware. Add your questions in the comments below.

AS PART OF OUR ONGOING COMMUNITY CONTEST - THIS WEEK ONLY WE’LL BE GIVING AWAY A LEGO X-WING FIGHTER TO A RANDOM COMMENTER ON THIS POST

Help me community members, you’re my only hope

If you don’t have any questions then we invite you to cast your vote for the malware that you think is the NASITEST

Make sure to take our Nastiest Malware Quiz to test your knowledge.


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Lemon duck here...but Revil is bad too. They're all the nastiest!! Don't burst my bubble!!🤣🎃

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Gotta love the big prize wheel. Congrats @Sander G. on the win. 

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Congrats @Sander G. on the Big Win of the LEGO X-WING. :wink:

 

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@Sander G. CONGRATULATIONS YOU WON THE LEGO X-WING!

I’ll DM you after the Halloween when the contest is over to get shipping details

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So are their any hard rules  with Ransomware folks who threaten to release data?  And I’m curious if encrypted discs offer any protection for stolen files?

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I have to go with the REvil crowd -- affected companies via the companies supposed to be protecting them. That’s tough.   So, do we let Lemonduck stay on the network long enough to remove all of its competition, and then we kill it off?  Let it do some of the work for us…   :-)

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I’d vote for Pegasus (The NSO spyware) if that were an option.

Failing that, REvil - because it has the perfect name for this competion!

 

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Have any of these been linked to the new world order, 6uild 6ack 6etter, great reset?

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+1 for Revil. Talk about a nasty malware. 

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13/20 and got the ones i have control over correct, which is a relief (cant remember names of all these cryto criminals and programs).

Have only ever seen 2 ransomware infections in 28 years.  One through a router backdoor which allowed brute force, the other through a stupid customer click through.  We recovered data and full function from the router hack.  the customer didn’t want to pay for their data or have a backup to use for the click through.

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REvil  is my vote with Lemonduck a close second.  Great job on the pdf, very informative.  

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REvil especially after hearing they also screwed over their own affiliates out of payments. That’s nasty.

This would be my vote as well. It is a close call, but I agree that this just proves they really don’t care who they hurt in the process. That is pure evil. 

Userlevel 1

REvil gets my vote.  Although they are all bad.

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PrintNightmare caused us massive headache, I no its not really malware but it felt alot like it at the time.

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Congratulations for this! I vote Lemonduck, this guy is so nasty even being so recent. 

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If there was a way of demonstrating just how bad these problems are to end users, they might actually start to believe that what we are telling them, is not scare mongering! I have lost count of the number of times I have went through stuff like this with a client, only to have them roll their eyes at me, indicating that I’m trying to create a scenario just to get a sale from them… Demonstrations on these various attacks happening, what they do etc., would probably do more for us trying to sell and protect them!

REvil is the nastiest (not the nasi-test which is probably a typo) :grinning:

Userlevel 3

Great article and very nice infographic. I have heard of some of them, but not all. Always good to know your enemies. My vote for this year nastiest would go to Revil, as it's hack of Kaseya shook up the MSP world, like the Solarwinds hack did a few months earlier.

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Unfortunately, I must admit my ignorance on the subject. I haven't dealt with any cryptoviruses in the past year and so I'm not prepared enough.

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This format was great as really had to learn the content. Did I mention me and my son are big starwars fans. REvil gets my vote.

We really like this format. Appreciate how you’ve graphically personified each of the Malware. Great job.

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My vote’s for REvil, but it’s a close run thing

Userlevel 2

Lemonduck definitely tops it off for me.

Especially whilst it attacked Linux and Windows.

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Lemonduck here.

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REvil especially after hearing they also screwed over their own affiliates out of payments. That’s nasty.

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