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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?




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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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