What ever happend in regard to the Gpcode problem?

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Did they catch the guy?  If so, did he get jail time?  Or is this
encrypted/ransom virus still active.  

Here is my Google search, but I really didn't want to read every single
post to find the answers to my questions.  :o)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=gpcode&start=10&sa=N

Re: What ever happend in regard to the Gpcode problem?


| Did they catch the guy?  If so, did he get jail time?  Or is this
| encrypted/ransom virus still active.

| Here is my Google search, but I really didn't want to read every single
| post to find the answers to my questions.  :o)

| http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=gpcode&start=10&sa=N

There have been sporadic new variants on the theme but it never persisted nor
got wide
spread.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: What ever happend in regard to the Gpcode problem?

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:24:07 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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Thanks. I had hoped someone who knew what they were talking about would
answer. The next question - rhetorical, really, is why did the jerk(s)
stop it when  they seemingly were so successful?  (I'm assuming they
were from what I read of the situation.)

It was a darn interesting phenomenon.

Re: What ever happend in regard to the Gpcode problem?


| Thanks. I had hoped someone who knew what they were talking about would
| answer. The next question - rhetorical, really, is why did the jerk(s)
| stop it when  they seemingly were so successful?  (I'm assuming they
| were from what I read of the situation.)

| It was a darn interesting phenomenon.

I don't have an answer on some of those variants of GPcode.  However there are
new trojans
using cryptovirology.

One recent one was "FileError_22001" and more recently is FileFix.  All working
on the
idea of encrypting data and having you pay to get your data decrypted.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: What ever happend in regard to the Gpcode problem?

On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 06:47:35 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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Well, I got four outboard drives + True Image.  Everybody better have
everything backed up in spades.  In this case, I think governments
should borrow the concept of hacking off hands of thieves as the Arabs
do. Of course, that probably wouldn't stop the most determined cretins,
because there is a thing called "voice recognition."   How about prying
out vocal cords with a rusty screwdriver?   : 0)


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