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#1 Mr_Duck

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:44 AM

Hello,

I’m glad I found this forum. Maybe someone can help me.

My PC caught some ransomware (I suspect a dropbox invite, but realy can’t tell).

 

Files changed according to the following scheme:

Original file (for example): Flower.jpg

Now they look like this:

jw0000000017EWMU+Oe8egUQy-xBpZ7F+Q8uruJrdOPVl1YqZzD7gQXDoxgv1aww9Rf8Q73T+5WonYBKs+zvKEL+nimvpMq4JjOmhbaoJKEqU0N4oIAFOM.badnews

 

Additionally these text-files showed up: HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT

 

I uploaded both types of files to ID ransomware,

 

results were these:

 

Globe3 (solvable)

  • ransomnote_filename: HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT
  • sample_extension: .badnews

Amnesia (solvable)

             custom_rule: Encrypted size marker [0x00 - 0x08] 0x0400100000000000

 

I tried to use decrypt_globe3.exe by emnisoft. (I got some original files to compare.)

With the .badnews-files it didn’t work at all.

When I altered the name either to .globe3 or .amnesia it started decyphering, went to 100% but couldn‘ deliver a positive result.

 

Any hint on what I could try next?

Thank you a lot in advance!



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:27 AM

Globe and Amnesia both use ransom notes named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.

jw0000000017EWMU+Oe8egUQy-xBpZ7F+Q8uruJrdOPVl1YqZzD7gQXDoxgv1aww9Rf8Q73T+5WonYBKs+zvKEL+nimvpMq4JjOmhbaoJKEqU0N4oIAFOM.badnews

That looks like an Amnesia encrypted file.

Did you try the Emsisoft Decrypter for Amnesia? Fabian just updated the decrypter to work with several other extensions.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

Thank you very much, Bleepin' Janitor,

 

trying the amnesia decrypter next would have been the obvious Option, I guess. Maybe I was still a bit too much under shock to think clear.

 

The amnesia decrypter works on my files. It even recognizes the filename extension, so I don't have to change it manually.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:17 AM

You're welcome.

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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