Against all intelligence i have, i executed a exe file that my virus scanner had indentified as a virus.
This was deilvered via email, and stated i had a lost package.
i had recently shipped a package to india, and lost my IT mind and allowed this thing in.
It was a new varient of crilock i suppose.
It encrypted all my data files, even though i had done the "prudent" thing, and put all data on a seperate drive.
This old school practice, was due to common virus' attacking the op system.
This is a home computer, so naturally i have not backed up my data.
Upon calling my IT buddy we "assumed" this was an FBI varient and attempted to just "unhide" the files.
This is a true ENCRYPTION trogan... asking for a 300 dollar ransom.
In followning past recovery methods, i have removed all traces of the virus.
This infact was the worst thing to do.
I have no link to the ?RSA? key.
Okay, who is working on chasing how to find the encryption key local and how to crack the private code?
I know someone... legal or not knows how to crack encryption of data files.
i am a "super user" not an IT pro... i wanted to get this varient and packaging out there
as well as help to recover my data.. 20 years of data...