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Possibly GlobeImposter 2.0 with a .A1CRYPT file extension


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#1 ryan1357

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

Hello,

 

I hoped I'd never have to post a request for help because the tools and contributors on this site are just so invaluable!! Anyway, it appears I have fallen victim to ransomware. I left Outlook open and possibly downloaded an infected email. All of my files now have a .A1CRYPT extension after the original extension. For example, filename.pdf.a1crypt

 

I went to https://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/  and uploaded a file along with the ransom note and it identified it as GlobeImposter 2.0.

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Here's a screen shot of the ransom note:

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I blanked out some of the personal ID....... The ransom note appears in every single folder that files were encrypted in. It's name is:

 

how_to_back_files.html

 

I know this name was also used for other instances of Ransomware that I've seen while researching my issue. I've tried system restore with no luck. I ran Avast with no luck either.....I'm completely lost at this point!!!!  In addition to not being able to access any files, I also can't access the control panel. It seems all files have been encrypted except basic ones used for the OS.

 

As usual, you guys are my only hope!!!!!! I really appreciate everyone who is on here putting their time and talent to help people like me!!!!!



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#2 Demonslay335

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

It's GlobeImposter 2.0. GlobeImposter 1.0 is no longer in circulation. It normally comes via RDP hacks, so make sure that is locked down and behind a firewall.

 

Afraid GlobeImposter 2.0 is not decryptable, have to restore from backups.


logo-25.pngID Ransomware - Identify What Ransomware Encrypted Your Files [Support Topic]

ransomnotecleaner-25.png RansomNoteCleaner - Remove Ransom Notes Left Behind [Support Topic]

cryptosearch-25.pngCryptoSearch - Find Files Encrypted by Ransomware [Support Topic]

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for such a quick reply!!! I do manual backups to a NAS that isn't mapped to my PC. I login to it every time I do a back up. It uses a completely different login than Windows and that too is corrupt so I'm pretty much screwed. Do you think there will be a decrypt software available ever? Is it worth contacting the email in the ransom note?



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

The PC had to have some kinda access to the NAS if it got encrypted. Did you have RDP open? If they got into your system, they could have manually encrypted anything very easily.

 

Apart from trying stuff like Recuva and ShadowExplorer, there's no other way of restoring data aside from paying the ransom (not recommended). Only chance of future free decryption is if law enforcement catches them or the keys are somehow leaked.


logo-25.pngID Ransomware - Identify What Ransomware Encrypted Your Files [Support Topic]

ransomnotecleaner-25.png RansomNoteCleaner - Remove Ransom Notes Left Behind [Support Topic]

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

Did you have RDP open? If they got into your system, they could have manually encrypted anything very easily.

 

 

I did have RDP open. Password was semi complex.

 

 

 

Apart from trying stuff like Recuva and ShadowExplorer, there's no other way of restoring data aside from paying the ransom (not recommended).

 

I also tried ShadowExplorer but it looks like restore points were deleted. Also tried Emsisoft Decrypter for GlobeImposter, no luck with that either.

 

On a side note, I contacted the email address from a garbage account I have....they want 0.5 Bitcoin....roughly $1300 USD.

 

I obviously need to pay more attention to my data security in the future. Lesson learned.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic victims 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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