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#1 JoelClement

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

My client has decided to buy the bitcoin and pay the bast$%%s, but I have never used bitcoin before. How do I go about getting it and paying up?



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:25 PM


Bitcoin is a form of digital currency without notes and coins and behaves like any other monetary system; it can be exchanged and traded for Dollars and Euros.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:27 PM

Most security experts will advise against paying the ransom demands of the malware writers because doing so only helps to finance their criminal enterprise and keep them in business. One of the reasons that folks get infected is because someone before them paid the bad guys to decrypt their data. The more people that pay the ransom, the more cyber-criminals are encouraged to keep creating ransomware for financial gain. Further, there is no guarantee that paying the ransom will actually result in the restoration (decryption) of your files.Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of Bleeping Computer has said this...

...Though the loss of your data and computer can be devastating, sending the ransom could be even more so. Depending on how the criminals want you to pay the ransom could put you at risk for Identity Theft as the information you send may contain personal information. Therefore, we suggest that you never pay a ransom unless it is absolutely necessary for data recovery...Last, but not least, it is important to remember that paying the ransom only continues to fuel the release of new variants of these types of programs.


Some ransomware victims have reported they paid the ransom and were successful in decrypting their data. Other victims reported they paid the ransom but the cyber-criminals did not provide a decryptor or a key to decrypt the files, while others reported the key and decryption software they received did not work or resulted in errors. Still others have reported paying the ransom only to discover the criminals wanted more money. Most cyber-criminals provide instructions in the ransom note that allow their victims to submit one or two limited size files for free decryption as proof they can decrypt the files. However, decryption in bulk may not always work properly or work at all. Keep all this in mind if you are considering paying the ransom since there is no guarantee decryption will be successful. In some cases victims may actually be dealing with scam ransomware (Ranscam) where the malware writers have no intention or capability of decrypting files after the ransom is paid.

With that said...We understand some folks may feel they have no other alternative but to take a chance and pay the ransom in hopes of recovering irreplaceable photos and other personal or important data. That is a choice and a decision each affected victim will have to make for themselves. We will not make any judgments for doing so.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

While I agree that paying these guys is not in the best interest of the global community, my client, for whom I am an agent, cannot run his business without the data,, and sees this as a "last resort".  Thank you for your informative posts.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:54 PM

I understand...You're welcome and good luck.
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