Spent the last 3 hours cleaning my servers form Malware!!
Some how my Ubuntu Plex Media server got infected with a stupid ransomware “MARS-Encrypt”
Caught it mid flow in my “Music” and “Movies” folder, so managed to kill the process but it’s using Pub-key encryption rather than onetime so decrypting those files are a lost cause. But luckily 90% of the files I can easily recover form Backups, it’s the last 10% that’s going to a pain!!
Think it was probably my fault as some of the Media folder permissions are messed up to allow everyone read/write (This was due to an annoying android media player I used to have, It needed full read-write and I never changed it when it died last year!) Yup I’m a total Idiot!
Any-hoo spent the last few hours making sure all my other servers (including my Storj Nodes!!!) were virus free with a good scan with ClamAV. Then resetting my Routers back to defaults and going through the setup procedures again. I think I’ll be spending all Sunday going over my Network Security settings with a fine tooth comb and doing a full audit and changing a LOT of passwords
There goes my relaxing weekend!
People remember to check your network security and do a virus malware scan every so often.