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More details as how file is deleted

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#1 chipsang


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:08 AM

Hi all

I appreciate all the efforts & time you are giving to fight against this global menace .

One of my friends hard disk is infected by WannaCry (wncry extension)


SInce no decrypter is available yet only alternate is to give it a try on hard disk using signatures.

Unfortunately developers of ransomware have blocked that option as well ( instead of plain deleting file they securely wipe it ( zero fill I think)

This ensures victim will not be able to recover anything,


I just wanted to know what is payload of WannaCry , whether it only deletes file before creating encrypted new file or it  wipes it totally.

What is experience of you for  raw recovery ?

In some cases ( dharma) malware only erases first few sectors of the file. Certain file types can get recovered,


Thank you

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#2 jwoods301


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:12 AM

See the WannaCry, WNCry, WanaCrypt0r, Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware Help & Support Topic and post your questions there...





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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:15 AM

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 one of 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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