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Infected by a PcLock variant? Need some guidance.


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#1 mthelod

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 06:59 AM

Greetings. Just came here, because i wanted to make a thread related to this, since i have yet to see this anywhere.

 

I have been recently, infected by a ransomware quite recently, that i simply found out now.

 

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Looking around, i have seemed to have found out that it looked pretty similar to another one named PcLock, but not the same in someway. As you can see, the webpage/interface is slighty different (including some email addresses), and the only info i have found about it (which pretty similar to mine, thankfully) was out of a report analysis done around 6 hours agohttps://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/bda316616f19691c1cc65c3f3acc332f54cd2ab4c0eb0d670c0fc228640ff87c?environmentId=100

Like given above in the report (which should spare some details honestly), it dropped within %appdata%/microsoft/crypto as Sysras.exe, and has a list of encrypted files saved as en_files.txt, which is a slight difference (notice which) from regular pcLock. It also dropped some stuff like txt files on desktop like this: (which im unsure if it was a payload on the original pcLock)

 

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As i've noticed, the emisoft decrypter did not work with it honestly & i am slighty skeptical over some of my files, but i am curious if this could always be verified throu in a way.

Does this mean my files are off for good, or is there still a way to help with this? I'd be rather curious to know anyhow. ;)


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:14 AM

You can submit samples of encrypted files and ransom notes to ID Ransomware for assistance with identification and confirmation. This is a service that helps identify what ransomware may have encrypted your files and then attempts to direct you to an appropriate support topic where you can seek further assistance. Uploading both encrypted files and ransom notes together provides a more positive match and helps to avoid false detections. If ID Ransomware cannot identify the infection, you can post the case SHA1 it gives you in your next reply for Demonslay335 to manually inspect the files.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:57 AM

PcLock has been floating around for a while still. It was confirmed by Fabian that newer versions fixed the flaw his decrypter utilized, and they are now secure. I'm afraid you can only restore from backups, try recovery software such as Recuva and ShadowExplorer, or pay the ransom.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:08 AM

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. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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