[OT] Hosed Xubuntu system

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Sun Nov 27 16:03:26 EST 2016


Not as much as for Windows, but still some.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware>

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Richmond Mathewson <
richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am slowly recovering my stuff: estimated completion about 2 weeks . . .
>
> I was naive enough to think that backing up data onto other hard drives
> within the same computer was safe.
>
> I was unaware that there was malware for Linux :(
>
> Richmond.
>
> On 11/27/16 10:39 pm, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>
>> On 11/27/16 5:43 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>
>>> I turned on my Xubuntu system this morning and found *nothing*,
>>>
>>> so I started the machine up from a GParted boot disk and found that not
>>> only
>>>
>>> had my boot disk been deleted, all the files on my other 2 hard drives
>>> had vanished
>>>
>>> and were not recoverable by GParted.
>>>
>>> I would be most grateful for any advice in this respect.
>>>
>>
>> Some malware does that.
>>
>>
>
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