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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
. At least one of the new variants was disguised as CryptoWall
Any files that are encrypted with TeslaCrypt
will have the .ecc
extension appended to the end of the filename and leave .html, .txt files (ransom notes) named HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt. Any files that are encrypted with Alpha Crypt
(TeslaCrypt renamed) will have the .ezz
extension appended to the end of the filename and leave .html, .txt files (ransom notes) named HELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.txt, RECOVERY_FILES.txt.
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 can be posted in this topic