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  • Quiz taken, I'm in!

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  • I got three right.  A lot of these were trivia type questions.

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  • We are Groot.

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  • I only got 7.  The FBI one would get flagged if it were a Spiceworks Daily Challenge question as the answer I chose was actually in parenthesis in the explanation.   :)

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  • Aww cmon! No free t-shirt love for your fun-loving Canadian friends north of the border???

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  • Wow. Only three right. I guess I need to learn a bit more about ransomware.

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  • I only got three right.  My excuse is it is early in the day still.

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  • Christopher6322 wrote:

    Aww cmon! No free t-shirt love for your fun-loving Canadian friends north of the border???

    Chris - I'm not sure what you're referring to here. This prize pack doesn't include a t-shirt. Are you looking at something else?
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  • "You’re what we at Unitrends call, an IT Smarty Pants. You clearly have your act together, You're probably incredibly good looking too."

    I'll have to agree with that last statement! 

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  • I got five right...standing by for some goodies...:)!


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  • I know what the true answers are and I know what Unitrends wants me to press to get it right ;-) This feels like a CISSP certfication...

    According to report from Symantec - http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/the-evolution-o...

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    Even at this early stage, the first wave of modern crypto ransomware threats appeared. The Trojan.Gpcoder family emerged in May 2005, initially using custom-encryption techniques which were weak and easily overcome. They also used symmetric encryption algorithms, which meant the same key was used for both
    encryption and decryption. Despite initial failures, the malware authors did not give up and continued to create newer versions of the threat, making refinements at each step as they learned the lessons from the past failures.
    
    By early 2006, the concept of crypto ransomware started to gain traction as attackers started to experiment with the idea. This renaissance in crypto ransomware led to the appearance of threats like Trojan.Cryzip in March 2006. Cryzip copied data files into individual password-protected archive files and then deleted the originals. However, the password was actually embedded inside the code of the Trojan itself, making it easy to recover the password. Trojan.Archiveus also emerged in 2006. Like Cryzip, Archiveus used password-protected archive files but in a bizarre twist, the malware did not ask for cash payment. Instead, it asked the victim to buy medication over the internet using certain online pharmacy URLs. The victim then needed to submit the order ID to get the password to decrypt the archive files. In this way, the attackers could have earned commission from the purchase which
    was then considered as a ransom payment–though the makers of Archiveus would not have approved of this terminology.
    ...
    

    You're ranked as a Unitrends IT Super Pro. You're in the top 3% of knowing all that is known about ransomware.
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  • Done, thanks.

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  • I got 8 right, and am officially an IT Super Pro... I wish that could be my job title...

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  • ciaran.wells wrote:

    I got 8 right, and am officially an IT Super Pro... I wish that could be my job title...

    Sounds like a negotiation with HR may be in order for you ;)
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  • 7 out of 10 right without using GoogleFu

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  • Retook the game a few hours after my first attempt ( a delay long enough to make me forget whatever i answered the first time ) and this time i'm an IT Super Pro ( 10 right answers ).. I'm getting smarter in my older days.

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  • I'm a smartypants.

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  • Fun little break from work. Entered.

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  • When does drawing happen on this?

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  • Great question! This contest runs through 5pm ET on the day that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released, which is May 5, 2017. Please let me know what questions you may have.

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  • Katie (Unitrends) wrote:

    Great question! This contest runs through 5pm ET on the day that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released, which is May 5, 2017. Please let me know what questions you may have.

    Thanks Katie, you rock!
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  • Happy to help - I'm sorry I forgot to include that in the original post. 

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  • Only 3 correct? I blame the lack of coffee.

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  • estylez23 wrote:

    Only 3 correct? I blame the lack of coffee.

    Or Friday. Always blame Friday.
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  • I'm in!

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