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#61 jlbmoney

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:14 PM

Does anyone know how to access cryptolocker decryption service website? I have a client who has been devastated by cryptolocker. With only partial backups to restore the only option unfortunately as much as I don't want to, their only option is to pay for the files to be decrypted.

 

The cryptolocker website that was embedded as their windows background stopped working a day before the timer was up, so they were unable to even run cryptolocker again to pay. From what I've been reading they could access the website and put in the key but i am as yet unable to find it.



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#62 Grinler

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

Install TOR and go to this address: f2d2v7soksbskekh.onion

More info here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information#author

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

Bitcoin went over 1K this week as predicted in this Forbes article featuring discussion on Bitcoin value and includes U.S. Senate testimony from "Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke who sent a letter to the Senate noting 'Bitcoin may hold long-term promise...if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system' while reps from the DOJ, Treasury and Secret Service warned (against) the use of virtual currencies."
 
Related article here from Forbes on 11/27/13: Cryptolocker Thieves Likely Making 'Millions' As Bitcoin Breaks $1,000
 
"Meanwhile the value of Bitcoin has more than tripled since mid-September, when Cryptolocker was first detected, reaching an all-time high of $1,070 on Wednesday.  That means the perps behind Cryptolocker will see the value of their collected ransoms get a boost too.
 
(Uttang) Dawda says that tens of thousands computers have been affected and that the perpetrators, who appear to be in Russia based on domain name tracing, are likely bringing in millions of dollars in ransom payments. Their costs won’t be high assuming they have rented a botnet, a network of hundreds or thousands infected zombie computers, to spam e-mail addresses with dubious links. Mass spamming means they’ve already hit some unwise targets: last week a police department in Massachusetts admitted to paying a ransom to Cryptolocker in Bitcoin."
 
My note: Found these stories today on Bitcoin which is predicted to go much higher, according to reports. Hopefully our new Fed Reserve Chairman will be OK, but I am already having big doubts about her. 
 
Interesting the reports also note the assumption that the perpetrators of Cryptolocker have rented a botnet for spamming and are possibly based in Russia based on domain name tracing.
 
I have no idea, would like to hear everyone's thoughts.
 
Edit: was not sure whether to post this here or in the other News topic here on Bitcoin prices..thx!

Edited by Stolen, 30 November 2013 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:54 AM

Interesting the reports also note the assumption that the perpetrators of Cryptolocker have rented a botnet for spamming and are possibly based in Russia based on domain name tracing.

 

I haven't looked into this, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was the case. Renting a botnet to spam makes a lot of sense if you want to ensure your malicious emails reach a large population (all about the cost/benefit ratio, just like in legitimate business.... :rolleyes:).

 

Edit: was not sure whether to post this here or in the other News topic here on Bitcoin prices..thx!

 

You can always link to your post here or quote it there. :)


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:50 AM

Bitcoin as a concept is flawed and anyone with an ounce of sense can see that. There is no intrinsic value, it is backed by nothing except the peoples willing to pay for it... It has been done before and failed (though not quite on the same scale), and will fail this time also.

 

Here's a good article relating to current changes about it.

 

On the other hand, it's great for criminals, malware extortionists, money launderers and drug dealers. I can see why the world economic community will finally reject it.

 

edit; and this great quote, as the nail in the coffin for it.

 

But don’t expect governments and banks to let Bitcoin take over so easily. Financial institutions will lose business if people stop using their payment systems, and central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve would lose their ability to help slow and speed up economic activity. Paul expects banks to lobby and authorities to crack down.

 

“Governments absolutely demand a monopoly on money and credit. They’re not going to give it up easily,” Paul warned. “They will come down hard.”


Edited by TsVk!, 07 December 2013 - 05:56 AM.





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