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#1 tmoreau1

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:28 AM

New to the Forums, but I do alot of reading, but anyhow I found one of my PC's at work this morning with this variant of Ransomeware, but I am not sure which one it is, I simply need to put a password in to recover the PC.

 

This is what it says in the bootup(I currently can't login Windows etc just a black screen with this text):

 

to decrypt contact samanta@scryptmail.com

ENTER PASSWORD:

 

 

Any idea's on the variant?  I've been reading up a bit, the sad thing is i'm not sure how it got into my PC, as it was updated, and has an antivirus installed onto the machine.  

 

Pretty embarassing considering I patched every single PC the previous week at work and I got this infection on my work PC.  

 

https://ibb.co/cdCp3F is the image in question I took with my phone this morning.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:25 PM

Some types of malware will modify the Master Boot Record (MBR) so that it displays a message indicating your computer has been encrypted and that you will be unable to access your data unless you pay a ransom to get a password. If the password box looks similar to those below, then refer to the Encrypted Boot Ransomware Support Topic.

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