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#1 Mannyj.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

We contracted that virus and it is very difficult to buy the bitcoin to pay for the ransom. Does anyone out there have any simpler and faster way to pay for this?



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

The most common payment offered at this point is Green dot Money pak. There's also a variation (I believe) that accepts Ukash.

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

yes, do not pay them! Even if you do give them their ransom, they will not unlock your computer. Do you have a backup of your files?


 

 

 


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

Actually, if you will read up on the thread I linked in my previous post, most of the victims who have paid have actually gotten their files decrypted. Nobody recommends paying outright, but if you have data too important to lose then it may be the only choice.

 

The 2048 bit encryption is simply not practical to try and break.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

I agree, you will not break the encryption code, but I would highly advise checking for a backup of the data first BEFORE advising to pay the ransom. Much cheaper and much easier solution.


 

 

 


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

Yep. Backup, preferably offsite, is the best way to go. Unfortunately it's not common practice.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:33 AM

I bought the money pan and used that for the ransom payment. Hated doing that but our backup was not up to date. I can testify that paying the ransom works and we got all our files decrypted and our whole network is working perfect. We did get 127 files that were damaged but they were not useable anyways. We are currently backing up our data off site and have added extra antivirus programs to our system. Thanks for the help!



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

Future inquiries should be posted here (for your convenience) .

Yes, since this infection is so widespread, rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if folks posted any questions or comments in that thread.
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