Can ransomware write to unmounted drives?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by tyee, May 6, 2020.

  1. tyee

    tyee Registered Member

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    Question - Can ransomware write to an unmounted drive? I have in the last week started to turn off my HD docks but I'm not sure if just turning them off is enough? Turning off removes the Windows drive letter. Is this ok, or should I just remove the drive from the dock? I was playing with Partition Wizard a couple of days ago and from what I remember, it was partitioning while my drive was not mounted, meaning a hacker could also, yes/no?? Also remember, in Disk Management drives can also be seen without being mounted (without drive letters).
     
  2. tyee

    tyee Registered Member

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    Since no one seems to know.... I have just removed my drives from the docks, solved!
     
  3. The Hammer

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    Posting in a different forum category might yield the answer you seek.
     
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    https://www.infopackets.com/news/10422/8-ways-protect-your-backups-ransomware
     
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