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Ransomemalware: pdf & MS file encryption (no change of file extension)


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#1 siecg

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:59 AM

Hi;

I got a case whereby all my pdf & MS files were encrypted without changing their file type extensions. Trying to open encrypted file will fail with a typical note ' Adobe Reader could not open "filenam.filetype" because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged.....'

 

In each folder of the computer including desk top as well as each folder of the attached mobile HD, the following 2 files were added:

 

1- file 'HELLOWREADME15' which is a text document confirming encrypting the files and giving contacts through: kyklos@lelantos.org * sycophant@sigaint.org * malakia@anoninbox.net

 

2- file 'HITLERSNASTYLITTLECRYPTER.KEY15' which is an unknown windows file type.

 

 

the forum SW "ID Ransomewareould' could not identify the malware yet. Would appreciate if someone could help to id the malware and advise a SW or tool to recover my files. 

 

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

I'm afraid that note and "key" file are from Mobef. ID Ransomware should have picked up on that if the filenames were not modified before being uploaded. I do see a positive identification for those two files being submitted just before your posting, it identified Mobef.

 

There is currently no way to decrypt Mobef, you can only restore from backups. For any more information, you may view and continue the discussion in the appropriate support topic.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 04:42 PM

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. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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