dgusto7 why are you so negative and have to ruin my weekend? Here I am waiting 2 damn weeks now waiting for the official fix to be released. I don't have a damn choice. No recent shadow copies and all my files are on an unupdated Unix server. So don't tell me there is no fix. There's always a fix as long as you have a source of the problem. I'm sure NSA or Microsoft can figure it out. We have people who can hack into banks and NASA but you mean to tell me we can't hack into a stupid lil malware?? Never give up. Someone needs to hurry the hell up cuz I've been stalled at work forever now. And no don't tell me 'you should have made more back ups' this and that crap. That's after the fact and is not the issue. My office files are still decrypted and I need them fixed NOW. Enough is enough. And No I can't even pay the ransom cause the app doesn't even pop up anymore. Time has obviously run out anyways.
Banks, the NSA etc... can be hacked into, because they have multiple areas in which information is stored, IE places where the data is unecrypted so that it can actually be used. Usually the weak points hackers use are in the points where the data is already converted to be read, written to etc...
I hate to be a downer and quashing false hope... but that's pretty much what we are at. If someone actually could break this style of encryption, it would mean a shutdown of online banking, secure wireless, and just about all other technologies we rely on every day. (as mentioned, when people "break" these, they aren't actually breaking them, usually they are using loopholes in place before the data is encrypted, or after they are decrypted.
Also to the best of my knowledge the NSA itself hasn't been hacked. It's webpage has been hacked... Pretty huge difference, and huge difference in security that it has. That is the difference between breaking into a top secrete government organization, and spraypainting a join the army billboard.
Edited by EagleComputerRepair, 20 September 2013 - 02:12 PM.