March 31, 2016
TokyoTosho looks like it's been hacked.
(UPDATE: NO IT HASN'T. I need to pay closer attention to the calendar.)
All accesses (by me) are directed to a page which claims I've been infected by ransomware, that all my files have been encrypted, and giving instructions for paying ransom.
But my files are fine. I'm running a scan right now, but I don't expect it to turn up anything. I think it's just text, just a bluff. However, I'm not going to experiment with it to make sure, for obvious reasons.
And it would probably be a good idea for everyone to avoid TokyoTosho for a few days until the mods there notice (which shouldn't take long) and do something about it.
UPDATE: It claimed to be "Petya Ransomware" and there is indeed such a beast. But it doesn't act like what just happened to me. Meanwhile, Microsoft Security Essentials says I'm clean. Malwarebytes Antimalware is running now.
UPDATE: If this is a TokyoTosho April 1st joke, it's in terrible taste. On the other hand, if Malwarebytes turns up something else I didn't know about, it'll be rather ironic.
Meanwhile, BakaBT is running a joke, as well. Theirs is obnoxious but not frightening.
UPDATE: Malwarebytes also says I'm clean. I bet that the source for that page says "April Fool", or that entering a number at the prompt leads to a page that says that, but I don't intend to find out.
UPDATE: The page URL is http://www.tokyotosho.info/20160401/ which pretty much ices it. Bad TokyoTosho! Bad Dog! No doggie treat for you tonight!
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 31, 2016 06:31 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: ubu at March 31, 2016 06:33 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 31, 2016 06:35 PM (PiXy!)
If I remember correctly, two or three years ago, TT had a fake "The FBI has noticed you, you pirate!" page on April Fool's...
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 31, 2016 06:55 PM (KiM/Y)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 31, 2016 10:55 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 01, 2016 12:05 PM (XOPVE)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 01, 2016 12:11 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Mikeski at April 01, 2016 05:48 PM (BKBr8)
Posted by: muon at April 01, 2016 06:37 PM (8ak9G)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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