Alexander Klimov alserkli at inbox.ru
Tue Jun 10 06:44:40 EDT 2008

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Leichter, Jerry wrote:
> Even worse, targeted malwared could attack your backups.  If it
> encrypted the data on the way to the backup device, it could survive
> silently for months, by which time encrypting the live data and
> demanding the ransom would be a very credible threat.

I suspect that home users are the main target of such viruses, and
such users usually do not make backups at all (I guess the people who
value their data enough to make backups, are also diligent enough to
do backup validation).


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