@ jackslater74, pjromero
You both are dealing with a newer variant of TeslaCrypt/Alpha Crypt
.. TeslaCrypt includes several known versions and extension variants to include: .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .zzz, .xyz, .aaa, .abc, .ccc., .vvv...as described here
. More information in this BC news article:
Any files that are encrypted with the newer variant of TeslaCrypt
will have the .exx
extension appended to the end of the filename. The .aaa/.abc/.ccc/.vvv variants leave .html, .txt, files (ransom notes) with names like Recovery_File_*****.txt, restore_files_*****.txt, recover_file_*****.txt, HOWTO_RESTORE_FILES_*****.txt, howto_recover_file_*****.txt, _how_recover_*****.txt (where * are random characters). Some of the new variants are disguised as CryptoWall
A repository of all current knowledge regarding TeslaCrypt
, Alpha Crypt
and newer variants is provided by Grinler
(aka Lawrence Abrams
), in this topic: TeslaCrypt and Alpha Crypt Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
Information about and support for decrypting files affected by Alpha Crypt & TeslaCrypt ransomware can be found in this topic:TeslaDecoder released to decrypt .EXX, .EZZ, .ECC files encrypted by TeslaCrypt
There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek assistance.
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. Doing that will also ensure you receive proper assistance from our crypto malware experts since they may not see this thread. To avoid unnecessary confusion.
The BC Staff