Ransomware

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by kmad61, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. kmad61

    kmad61 Registered Member

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    Got hit with the ransomware and it took all pics and music....Is there a way to get your files back?
     
  2. trott3r

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    Some ransomeware has had flaws in the encryption discovered in the past (kaspersky did a while ago)
    Other security researchers more recently broke into the criminals servers and stole the database of keys and made them public.

    Based on that the answer is to put the hard drive to one side and keep an eye out for news.
    The long game is the only game to play here unless you pay.
     
  3. SweX

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    Sorry not helping I know and just stating the obvious, but you should have backed up all your files - just in case something happened such as this.
    Good luck with getting it sorted.
     
  5. mick92z

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    Depends on the ransomware, some encrypt the files, some just hide them ( usually to a temp folder )
    Have you removed the ransomware, and what was/it called ?
     
  6. kmad61

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    It encrypts first part of each file.....Call Cryptobit I believe.
     
  7. digmor crusher

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    See thread on Bleeping Computer, Nathan may be able to help.
     
  8. mick92z

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  9. kmad61

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    I was over there reading and was hoping there was more info here.
     
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