Any files that are encrypted with Cerber v4
will be renamed (encrypted) with 10 random characters followed by a random 4 character
extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename (i.e. 1xQHJgozZM.b71c
) and leave files (ransom notes) named README.hta as explained here
released a Ransomware File Decryptor
for victims of earlier Cerber v1 infections but it has limitations noted near the bottom...must be used on the infected machine, may take several hours to complete decryption, some files may be only partially decrypted
Unfortunately, there is still no known way to decrypt files encrypted by Cerber v2/v3 or the newer 10 random characters with a random 4 character (i.e. .b71c
) extension without paying the ransom.
There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can post comments, 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. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.
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