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Ransom Virus ENCRYPTS data files


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#1 DevNullTech

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Any information regarding this virus? This new variant that is attacking people which is encrypting their data files? Does anyone have any clue how we can decrypt the information that uses the LATEST ransomeware? This is the one where it takes the bit count from the hard drive.

More information can be found here.
http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/ransomware-holds-up-victims

The current “ransomware” campaign uses a novel approach to extort money from naive Internet users. Malware from cybercriminals infects personal computers by claiming to be a genuine Windows update. Once installed, this malware encrypts data on the hard drive and displays a message (see Figure 1) in German that translates to “Your system has been infected with a Windows Trojan encryption due to visiting pages with pornographic content and your data files are encrypted with AES 256-bit encryption algorithm” and asks the victim to pay 100 euros via a Paysafe or Ukash voucher number. These malware binaries spread through spam emails.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

Any update on this? Anyone here able to provide any information on removal?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:19 AM

The Kaspersky Virus-fighting utilities page includes several tools for several variants of ransomeware.
XoristDecryptor (Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Xorist)
RectorDecryptor (Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rector)
RannohDecryptor (Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rannoh)

Dr. Web also offers a cleaning tool:

Although ransomware is not a new scourge in the computer world, a new variation has recently surfaced. The old ransomware would lock you out of your computer until you paid the hijacker a fee to unlock your system. This new variant encrypts your data files. You need a "Key" to un-encrypt the files.

New Ransomware has surfaced (Update)
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