You are dealing with a newer variant of TeslaCrypt (Alpha Crypt)
. TeslaCrypt (Alpha Crypt) includes several known versions with various extensions for encrypted files to include: .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .xyz, .zzz, .aaa, .abc, .ccc, .vvv, as described described here
Any files that are encrypted with the newer variant of TeslaCrypt
will have the .xyz
extension appended to the end of the filename. The .aaa/.abc/.ccc/.vvv variants leave .html, .txt, files (ransom notes) with names like Howto_RESTORE_FILES_.TXT, RECOVERY_FILE_*****.txt, restore_files_*****.txt, recover_file_*****.txt, Howto_RESTORE_FILES_*****.txt, howto_recover_file_*****.txt, _how_recover_*****.txt, how_recover+****.txt (where * are random characters).
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 decrypting files affected by TeslaCrypt & Alpha Cryptransomware can be found here
and in this topic: TeslaDecoder released to decrypt .EXX, .EZZ, .ECC files encrypted by TeslaCrypt
. Instructions how to recover the key for decryption are included in TeslaDecoder.zip
There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance.Support for decryption requests should be posted in this topic
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...this topic is closed.
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