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CrytoWall 2 - Pay Ransom problem


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#1 miwokblue

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 01:19 PM

My bosses home computer got hit with CryptoWall and he has no good backup of his data.

 

Shadow Copies are gone and an attempt to recover files using an undelete utility was not sufficiently successful.

 

We have decided to pay the ransom.  But now, the tor4pay.com site is unreachable now.   What can be done as an alternative here? 



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:25 PM


A repository of all current knowledge regarding CryptoWall & CryptoWall 2.0 is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CryptoWall and DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

Reading that Guide will help you understand what CryptoWall & CryptoWall 2.0 does and provide information for how to deal with it and possibly decrypt/recover your files. At this time there is no fix tool for CryptoWall.

CryptoWall 2.0 uses its own TOR gateways...see Updated CryptoWall 2.0 ransomware released that makes it harder to recover files.

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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