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can my encrypted hard drives be affected by ransomware?


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#1 nelsonsdavis

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:09 PM

Hello everyone.

 

Thought I'd ask the group, since I get find an answer on the web - 

 

Can my encrypted hard drives be affected by ransomware? In other words, can ransomeware RE-encrypt my hard drives after I've already encrypted them?

 

Thanks,

Nelson



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#2 Agouti

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:25 PM

Yes.  Ransomeware doesn't care whether your files or drives are encrypted.  It will just encrypt them again.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:56 PM

Hi Nelson :welcome: to BleepingComputer

 

Check this topic on the same matter.


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