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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Ransom.Kovter reported on ihugny.com Reply with quote

My Norton/Semantec anti-virus is reporting that ihugny.com has the Ransom.Kovter ransomware virus. The location provided is ---http:---//ihugny.com/---RGAOMKR/---. (The ---s were added by me so no one clicks that link.)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ihugny was blocked by my work computer beginning last Thursday
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not good. No wonder it's been so quiet the last few days.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, weird.

Ok thanks, I will mail Vain.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, Vain says he notified the hosts and was told it had been resolved.

WF, please check again and see if it is reporting it as safe now, thanks.

Not sure if this will resolve TOM's issue...hope so...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No help for me as KW is not a work related essential site. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WF, please check again and see if it is reporting it as safe now, thanks.

I'm not quite sure how... I've already clicked "proceed anyway" and I no longer get the message any more. But I will see what I can do.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use Norton, and my security software never flagged it (which is probably not a good thing) - but https://safeweb.norton.com does still have it listed as:

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Norton Safe Web has analyzed ihugny.com for safety and security problems. Below is a sample of the threats that were found.
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Computer Threats: 1
Identity Threats: 0
Annoyance factors: 0
Total threats on this site: 1


It's probably easier to get put on the naughty list than it is to be removed from it.

There is a link where the site owner can report an inaccurate rating or request a re-evaluation, but it looks like something ihugny would have to do.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, looks like once you're listed, the only way off is for the domain owners to sign up for their "safe web" program.

Worst is, it's not even us, it's the top level domain.

Anyway, I've let Vain know.

TOM, any idea if it was an automatic block because your company uses Norton safe web? If so, getting off the list should resolve it, but actually getting off is probably going to be a problem.

If it was manual just because they finally picked up you were visiting it, then they're jerks. Very Happy

Ask a friendly IT guy at the office? Just something like "hey, I noticed a site I checked out sometimes suddenly got blocked, what's up with that?"

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Since I work for the City of Tampa the I T department is a monolithic organization located in a downtown skyscraper miles from our outlying location and there is no one local to appeal to. Smile

I may well end up being a weekend poster unless I bring my laptop to work and use my phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. I will figure it out but my presence will definitely be muted for the time being.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well, every little bit helps. And your phone is always a fallback option.

(IP tunneller? (Uh, can you install stuff on that machine?))

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, anything blocking access isn't detecting the virus, it is subscribing to the Norton reputation feed. What needs to change for Tom, and others, is to remove the virus -and- to get Norton to stop reporting that the site is compromised. There is probably a mechanism which will induce Norton to rescan your site (like you can induce Google to index it).

Submit a website to Norton Safe Web

Of course, Norton is only one service. Tom's boss may use a different one. Maybe you can find out, Tom.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, in order to submit a website or get it re-evaluated, looks like you have to a) be the domain owner, and b) sign up for their service.

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Good work! (I think) Big Grin

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So I guess it's fixed now? My Norton's blocked the site, too. I've been avoiding this place until Norton let me on today. I can't afford to have my devices lock up with ransomware.

Is there a plan for this in the future, somewhere we can go to let each other know there's a problem without clicking on the site and infecting our computers? There used to be a backup board, but it's not working now.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there a plan for this in the future, somewhere we can go to let each other know there's a problem without clicking on the site and infecting our computers? There used to be a backup board, but it's not working now.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, maybe post the links TOM, so people can follow them. Still, I like having another option too...

(Didn't know the back-up board was down either, thanks.)

Anyway, yeah, Vain mailed me to say he'd submitted a re-evaluation request...surprised it was that quick actually.

Z, problem wasn't with us, was with the top level domain, the Watch just got blocked by default.

Oh, if you worry about ransomware, hope you never need to find this link useful: https://decrypter.emsisoft.com/

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