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CryptoWall 2.0


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#1 A_D_W

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:24 PM

I am a noob, just singed up. I think I have been hacked, turned my pc on here 4hrs ago then - notepad opens up, the dude on other end(after I followed the link he provided) tells me he can get rid of it and that I need to make a 1:25 bitcoin deposit which equals to 500$ roughly - I don't have that kind of money - and that's why I opened an acc. with bleepingcomputer.com

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

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. Cryptowall typically deletes all Shadow Volume Copies with vssadmin.exe so that you cannot restore your files form the Shadow Volumes. 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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