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RakhniDecryptor fails to decrypt helpme_freespeech ransomware

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#1 dimxx24


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:52 AM

Hi all

I've got these .jpg files which are encrypted with the helpme_freespeech ransomware.
I ran Rakhni Decryptor and after pointing it to the right directory (I have the files stored in C:\Temp\193328) it said it found the password correctly.
It then began decrypting and after saying that it found 19 infected files and decrypted them, I stopped the process.

I went to C:\Temp\193328 and found both the encrypted .jpg files and the normal .jpg files.
However, the decrypted files do not work. After looking them at Hex, they indeed look still encrypted.


I have tried it with 3 different .jpg files and the result is the same.


I've posted here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-helpme-freespeechmail-org-ransomware-can-be-decrypted-for-free/#cid2552 and a kind gentleman pointed me to this forum.


Please find one encrypted and one decrypted file, and the log files from Rakhni here 


Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by dimxx24, 21 May 2016 - 05:55 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:05 AM

There are going discussions in these related topics where you can ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. 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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