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My laptop (HP, Win8) has been infected with CryptoWall Ransomware a few days ago

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#1 kpsung


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

My laptop (HP, Win8) has been infected with CryptoWall Ransomware a few days ago.


I already restored the laptop to my factory default settings.


Everything has cleaned now, but I have some important files on my external hard drive which were also infected with this CryptoWall virus at the same time.


Someone told me if I post here, someone might help me to decrypt my files using his supercomputer with a brute-force attack.


I am not going to pay even 1 cent to the criminals, and I'd rather call a police.


I need someone who could help me.


Does anyone know when we may get a solution site as https://www.decryptcryptolocker.com/ for this CryptoWall in the future ?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:09 PM

FYI, breaking RSA-2048-bit SSL certificate would take about 4.3 billion times longer (using the same standard desktop processing) than doing it for a 1024-bit key.


It is therefore estimated, that standard desktop computing power would take 4,294,967,296 x 1.5 million years (a little over 6.4 quadrillion years) to break RSA-2048-bit SSL certificate.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:06 AM

A repository of all current knowledge regarding CryptoWall is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CryptoWall and DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoWall - new variant of CryptoDefense. Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions, comments or requests for assistance in that topic discussion.

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