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Locky.Osiris - Cannot format infected drive

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#1 VladTheImpaler


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:25 AM

At my office we've been awaiting a fedex shipment for backordered supplies we've badly needed.  


An email from "Fedex" hit the email account yesterday morning and three different people opened it to see when our stuff will arrive, and, well....


Three of my five office PC's are now infected with Locky.Osiris.


We're backed up and no data is lost.  it's just a pain in the ass.


I tried to boot the infected machines to USB and CD with DBAN ready to go and they won't boot.


They boot fine to the infected drives, but to nothing else. 


I've taken the infected drives and installed them as data drives in backup PC's.


It's weird, none of those PC's will boot with the infected drives installed.  Can't boot to C, and can't boot to USB or CD with DBAN media.


Locky killed my data and seems to have also killed the hardware.


This is my first experience with Ransomware.  Is it normal for HDD's to become unbootable?


I'd love to get my hands on the pissant coward loser jackholes who have done this to me.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:55 AM

Any files that are encrypted with the Locky (.Osiris) ransomware variant will be renamed with random alpha-numerical characters and have the .siris extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename (i.e. 11111111--1111--1111--FC8BB0BA--5FE9D9C2B69A.osiris) and leave files (ransom notes) named DesktopOSIRIS.bmp, DesktopOSIRIS.htm, OSIRIS-[4_numbers].htm, OSIRIS-[4_numbers].htm as explained here.

Unfortunately, there is no known way at this time to decrypt files encrypted by Locky variants regardless of the 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.When or if a solution is found, that information will be provided in this support topic and you will receive notification if subscribed to it. In addition, a news article most likely will be posted on the BleepingComputer front page.

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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