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.Cerber2 Ransomware attack

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#1 Sangeetha


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 06:49 AM

Hi ,


My Win 10 Laptop had a Ransomware attack and all files encrypted to .Cerber2. I have managed to remove the malware through HitmanPro , but all the important documents are encrypted .


To decrypt or recover , I have used SHadow explorer , Recuva and also Trend micro decrypter . Neither has helped .

I hear Checkpoint is yet to release a .Cerber2 decryptor tool.


Could you please help 


Many Thanks

Sangeetha renuka

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#2 jl_booze


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:04 AM

I contacted checkpoint this is what they exactly replied 'unfortunately the hackers fixed the vulnerability that allowed our decrypting tool to do its job. Our researchers
team is still looking for another solution to help victims of these attacks'.

Also how much Bitcoin (ransom) are they asking you ??

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:38 AM

Trend Micro has released a Ransomware File Decryptor for victims of Cerber infections but it has limitations.

Check Point also released a Cerber Ransomware Decryption Tool for victims of Cerber versions 1 and 2 (.cerber and .cerber2 encrypted files). However, the CP decrypter is no longer useful in decrypting any version of Cerber since the malware developers corrected flaw in their encryption process which enabled Check Point to decrypt files encrypted by Cerber...see this BC news article: Cerber Ransomware Developers make changes that defeat Check Point's Decryption Service.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic 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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