This may be useful to people like me that have their MS Office related files (word, excel, pdf, etc) encrypted by this. When I open the file in notepad, nearly all of it shows up as Asian languages (I'm recognizing Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, with some random messed up words)
These are not real asian languages. Just how the programs are interpreting the encrypted data.
Yeah, I just googled it and learned that just now, do you think it'll still be worth a shot to save the data in notepad and try to either decode it (what I read says that's a very long shot at best) or after saving convert to the original format like .doc, .ppt, etc? Again, most likely a no go but the more all of us can figure out ways to combat/reverse the damage, the less powerful crilock becomes and the fewer people who will feel the need to pay the ransom.
And yeah, mine could have been the result of an exploit kit, kinda kicking myself for not reading the signs and possibly being able to nip it in the bud sooner, but hindsight is 20/20 and at least now I know the signs.