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Long story short - My client did not agree to an end to end backup solution and lost everything to ransomware.

Situation:
-Client has 1 Poweredge R710 that I will be rebuilding with Server 2016 Datacenter. I plan on two VM's, one for the DC and one for a Fileserver.
-The client only has roughly 100GB of live data, so retention is flexible.
-The client has about 10 workstations, I'm thinking about using Synology Cloudstation for local file backup on the workstations.
-The client is now letting me acquire 2x Synology NAs devices (DS718+)
-The client is still not willing to pay for a well known 3rd party solution like Datto/Veem etc. *sigh*
-I do have an existing license for Altaro that I may as well use


Question:

Since I am starting from scratch, with more hardware, I have an opportunity to be a little more creative.

Getting a backup done via Windows, Altaro, and/or Synology "Active Backup" is straight forward enough. How to be sure I am protecting the client from ransomware to the best of my ability is where I would like some advice.

One NAS will be off site storage. For the on site NAS, Should I set up an ISCSI drive with security on the Host Server? What other security concerns can I be sure to cover ahead of time as far as accessing and storing these backups?

I know the NAS has its own built in accounts which I'm guessing will protect the offsite backups from credentials being compromised.
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I'm trying to connect a Watchguard T30 to an AP320 through a Cisco Catalyst 2960.

I'm able to set up trunking on the Cisco so that I can see the AP320 through the controller, however when I connect to the WLAN I get no DHCP address, and I can't get online even when I hard code the IP. Based on some logging information I've seen on the Watchguard, it almost looks as though the Cisco switch is sending packets to the wrong gateway address.

It looks like when a device was requesting an IP on the VLAN 192.168.5.1/24 subnet that request was sent to the lan 192.168.1.1 gateway.

I'm extremely new to Cisco so it's entirely possible I'm missing something obvious, but when the VLAN's are set up on the router and then trunking is configured for those VLAN's on the Cisco, is there a place where you need to specify what Gateway to use for each trunk?
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We have a Watchguard M200 firewall that we would like to limit inbound/outbound bandwidth to 20Mbps on our External (WAN) interface. Our ISP allows for 40Mbps total bandwidth. I've gone into Traffic Management and changed the interface to limit bandwidth to 20Mbps but this only seems to apply to upstream outbound traffic. Inbound traffic is still coming in at the fulll 40Mbps. Is it possible to also limit inbound traffic to 20Mbps?

Thank you
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Hi!
I´m trying to use programm by James-Gourley to decrypt a 1.4.0.0 version of Cryakl  . Some files are decrypted correctly, and other files are not decrypted with  "encryption signature mismatch" message. Help me please. Sample files https://dropmefiles.com/769Q7   More examples of unencrypted files https://dropmefiles.com/CZ7xH
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Good day-
I have an Ntfs volume from a failed server 2003 (not a typo). The volume was RAID1 and a member file server.

Ntfs permissions are keeping me from accessing previous versions - although I can see the previous versions thru explorer.

Any tools you can think of or am I dreaming?
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After being hit with Ransomware, restoring from backup, and reinstalling applications as needed, I can't get the Quickbooks Database Server services started or the Quickbooks Database Server Manager to run. When I browse for files and 'Start Scan", it attempts to start the services after browsing the files, finding Quickbooks files. It claims the folder in which the company files live isn't shared. I guess that's technically true, but the directory one level up IS shared, so it's possible to browse to it from a network share. Then it tells me it is attempting to resolve Networking issues, and tells me after that to resolve network issues and try again later (not the exact syntax, obviously).

I have tried installing just the bare server (what we had done in the past), installing the full version of Quickbooks (2016 for the moment), uninstalling, rebooting the server (2008 R2), reinstalling just the database server, using the Quickbooks clean boot utility, disabling ALL firewalls (Kaspersky and WIndows Firewall), I can't get the QBDbMgrN to start and stay started. I can't get the QuickbooksDB26 started. For some reason it claims to be a service that should be started manually. I don't recall that having been the case in the past.  Also,  I don't think the QuickbooksDB26 ever disappeared, even after a clean install (using the Clean Install tool), an uninstall, and/or a reboot.

Previous to the ransomware, the server had Quickbooks 2015 and 2017 database servers installed. …
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I currently have a Watchguard Firebox in place and have recently purchased a Cisco Catalyst 2960 to server as our primary switch. Our Watchguard currently manages our WAP's (also Watchguard) which have a private and public wifi network which is segmented through the use of VLAN's.

I'm extremely new to Cisco and I'm trying to determine how I would go about configuring the ports on the switch to pass along all VLAN traffic which should allow the WAP's to continue functioning.
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Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts a victim's data and makes it unusable until the victim pays the attacker a ransom fee in Bitcoin. Ransomware uses cryptography technology. Attackers decrypt the files only if the victims pays the bitcoin amount within a certain period of time.
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Thanks for sharing.

Ransomware attacks are becoming problematic for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The best and the most important mitigation techniques is to maintain secure backups and educate your employees.

Ways to Address Ransomware Attacks in Today’s Security Landscape:
https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-ways-to-address-ransomware-attacks-in-todays-security-landscape/

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks:
http://expert-advice.org/security/ways-to-protect-yourself-from-ransomware-attack/
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I was talking about this today with another person and never heard what ended up happening.  Looks like they weren't able to pay the ransom because the portal was disabled so the city had to spend 2.6M to recover.  Crazy.

https://www.wired.com/story/atlanta-spent-26m-recover-from-ransomware-scare/
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need help with decrypt files after Cryakl 1.5.1/
encrypted and original file attach
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EE,

We have been attacked by the "rapid' ransomware virus - most of our key information assets have been locked, all with the extension of ".rapid" on each file.
> The worst part is that they locked all of our backup files as well - we are stuck.

I am looking for some suggestions on how to deal with this... Yep, first time for me and my company.

Should we pay or should we fight...

Rojosho
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I've got a ransomware situation. The data files have been restored, but I kept the original directories intact. In fact, I may not have a choice (for now), but to do that. I was trying to rename one of the directories (on a Windows 2012 Server), which told me the directory was in use by another application. We can't see a process that would be grabbing hold of directories in this manner. I will try rebooting in Safe Mode. In the event that doesn't work, does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks.
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I am trying to confirm whether Sentinel One EndPoint Protection is a viable replacement for existing Webroot EndPoint Protection and MalwareBytes EndPoint protection.  We have been using Webroot/Malwarebytes endpoint clients on our workstations and servers for about four or five years now.  We have not encountered any compromises/issues using these products.   I also need to mention we also use Cisco's Umbrella Roaming Client as well.

We also have a SonicWall TZ500W with the Comprehensive  Gateway protection.  We never enabled the DPI module because it caused many connection issues accessing creditable Court websites, etc.  

So now SonicWall is promoting/offering their Capture Client solution that I am interested in.  I wanted to purchase the Sentinel One client software a couple of years back, but they said I could not make a purchase since the minimum count they could sell is 100.  We only need 25 licenses.  So now that Sonicwall offers Capture Client, I want to know if its feasible to say it would actually replace both Webroot and MalwareBytes EndPoint products and not just work along side and complement them.  So, I contacted Sentinel One Sales and they indicate their product serves as direct replacement.  They also mentioned their clients actually use Capture Client exclusively.

I have concern about a complete replacement solution.  I just want to ensure if we decide to deploy Sentinel One Capture Client as the sole Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware solution it …
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I work at a small private school.  We use Windows Defender as our only protection inside our hardware firewall.  We are starting to see some breaches although not enough to justify a big expenditure for a enterprise anti-malware/ransomware budget item.  I understand the adage that "you get what you pay for" but I am wondering if there are recommendations for a free or low-cost solution for an institution such as ours that might filter out the malware and ransomware threats.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations!
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I have an urgent issue and can't seem to find an answer. 

The client has server 2012 A software VPN is setup.  Which is no longer working. 
server had GDATA installed which I removed and reinstalled webroot. Then restarted the server.

 Since this I have not been able to get the VPN working again. I have tried running removal tools for Webroot, Gdata and disabled the windows firewall, however, no success at all. Still no VPN access. 

Does anyone have any suggestions ? 

Error is

The network connection between your computer and the VPN server could not be established because the remote server is not responding. This could be because one of the network devices (e.g, firewalls, NAT, routers, etc) between your computer and the remote server is not configured to allow VPN connections. Please contact your Administrator or your service provider to determine which device may be causing the problem.
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Hi
Just had a VPC hit with Ransomware, need to recover one or two files. Can't find much on the web about this one.

Original        Parish Contacts Susan Only.rtf
Encrypted    Parish Contacts Susan Only.rtf.crypted_ishibashi@nuke_africa

Have found decrypter's in the pas that worked.
Any help much appreciated.
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We are looking to set up a point to point vpn with sonicwall on our end and watchguard on the clients end. We'll be using that to set up crashplan backup on virtual machines. Two questions.
1. Is it pretty straightforward to set up the point-to-point between sonicwall and watchguard?
2. Once that is established, would we need a backup device for each VM (say we have 3) or would backing them up to one device with designated partitions work ok?
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We have a Watchguard XTM 2 firewall device.

We have set it up successfully with a static IP address through our modem.  The modem works and plugged it directly into the computer with IPv4 manually set.

We have the WAN in X0 and the LAN is X2.

When we setup the device with the Trusted Interface of 192.168.0.1/24 with DHCP range of 192.168.0.2-192.168.0.199 it works but does not get Internet.   The DNS server is set and the computer has no problem getting a DHCP address.

The only thing that looks wrong is this picture with the gateway is showing up as 0.0.0.0 but don't see a place to change it nor do I see any settings wrong.  Help!
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Have a basic question for you MS SQL gurus. We recently have had a ransomware scare at our small business. We currently run a few applications that use MS SQL express and MS SQL full version. We are wondering if the directory(s) where the SQL data is stored is required to have a share on it. We are thinking that if we get nailed by ransomware that locks all of our files, would not making the SQL data itself unavailable to the network keep us from losing the data to the thief? Or would a SAN benefit us that is not connected to any internet connection? We do however back up our data to a Server across town through our Comcast business fiber which is stored at our sister company and vice versa.
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I am having an issue accessing a secure ftp web site from a network.  The network uses a watchguard xtm 25 appliance and then runs Server 2008 R2 as the network server.  The workstations are all Windows 7 Pro.

The URL is https://oebsftp.ontarioenergyboard.ca.  This should bring me to a log in page, but instead the following message

The message from IE 11 is as follows:

This page can’t be displayed


Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://oebsftp.ontarioenergyboard.ca  again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.

Fire fox give the following:
Secure Connection Failed

The connection to oebsftp.ontarioenergyboard.ca was interrupted while the page was loading.

    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Often the Ontario energy board upload sites are designed for IE only.

I do not see anything in the Watchguard appliance but may be overlooking something.

The server uses SEP 14.0 for both anti-virus and Firewall

As a separate issue, email using Outlook 2013 cannot use ssl either
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I am trying to see if there is any way to detect and stop encryption process on a windows server.

Basically one of the workstation opened a ransomware (SIGMA) and it has encrypted everything on her computer which is to be expected. However, it also encrypted everything on the mapped driver from the file server. The file-server has antivirus and even anti-ransom but it still encrypted the stuff on the mapped drives. All drives or folders that were not mapped to this particular workstation are fine.
So the question would be if there is anything to prohibit any type of encryption that is initiated from a workstation. If not, maybe someone knows a good solution to prevent this in another way.

By the way, I do have backups, however since I only have backups every 24 hours, I lots one days work. I do not really care about the files on the workstation because I simply restore a clean image but if it messes with my files on the domain server, it becomes a huge issue and I need to find some solution.

Any tip is very much appreciated. Thanks to all that are willing to assist me.
The server is Windows Server 2016
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Our ISP has given us a block IP addresses, and a gateway on a different subnet. We must use PPPoE to connect. We want to use these addresses on a Watchguard XTM box using Fireware 12.1.1

We have set the PPPoE connection to use the gateway IP address, and added the 5 main IP addresses as secondary ones on the external interface. These can be thought of as follows (not the actual IP addresses):

Gateway : 80.80.79.79
Assigned IP Range 80.80.80.1/29

When trying to configure a BOVPN, we would like our IP address to show as 80.80.80.1 but it always appears as 80.80.79.79.

We've modified the other firewall policies such as HTTPS client to use one of the IP addresses in the block and this works fine, just not the BOVPN one. Can someone direct me to where I should specify the IP address for the BOVPN?

Thanks.
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Hi, I have a really odd problem with a Watchguard XTM25-W Firewall.  It has the latest Fireware on it and I've reset it and run the setup wizard from scratch on it. I have a Draytek VDSL model plugged into Port0 and have set up PPPOE authentication on the watchguard and the watchguard connects to the internet.  I have successfully downloaded the Live Security feature key and it's valid for 2 more months.  

The problem I have is that if I plug a laptop directly into Port 1 on the Watchguard and set up a static IP the laptop can see the internet. However if I plug Port 1 into an established 48 port switch nobody on the switch can see the Watchguard, and in fact the Port1 light on the Watchguard doesn't even light up (it lights up if you plug the Laptop into it)

As far as I am aware when you reset a Watchguard and run the setup Wozard it sets up enough default settings to get you a basic internet connection but I'm wondering if there is now some additional configuration needed to allow the internet connection to be shared.

Bit of further background, the Watchguard is replacing an existing Draytek VDSL Router which was the original Default Gateway so I have set up the Watchguard with the same IP address as the Draytek Router (and of course unplugged the Draytek)

Would really appreciate some suggestions on this.

Many thanks
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I'm attemtping to forward port inbound requests on port 80 to internal port 16000 for viewing of a DVR camera system.  Can someone guide me over policy manager? I'm not understanding the kb from watchguard.

Best,
Craig
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HI James ..... I´m back here .... Sadly
I've another computer infected with Fairytail .... I think it´s the same version that i've cleaned earlier.
I´ve Just downloaded your decryptor but i think something went wrong with it.
The earlier version worked fine with me .... but this one seems to give me some trouble. I used it in 3 different PCs' and i received the same error. All of them were running Windows 10 64 bits.
I have a clean file and the same file encrypted to use in the decryptor.
But as soon i select the encrypted file, i receive the error i attach
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Ransomware is malicious software, designed to block data access in order to extort money. As a form of malware, ransomware is most often used to infiltrate devices through infected emails or links that, in turn, recognize and take advantage of vulnerabilities in the operating system and installed third-party software.