Any files that are encrypted with Dharma Ransomware
(CrySiS) will have an id-<8 random hexadecimal characters>.[email address] followed by an .dharma
(.cezar) or .arena
extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename (i.e. .id-A04EBFC2.[firstname.lastname@example.org].dharma, .id-480EB957.[email@example.com].wallet, .id-5FF23AFB.[Asmodeum_daemonium@aol.com].onion, .id-EB214036.[firstname.lastname@example.org].zzzzz, .id-01234567.[email@example.com].cesar, id-BCBEF350.[firstname.lastname@example.org].arena) and leave files (ransom notes) named README.txt, README.jpg, Hello my vichtim.txt, Your personal data are encrypted!.txt, FILES ENCRYPTED.txt, info.hta.
Unfortunately, there is no known way
to decrypt files encrypted by .zzzzz or the newer .cesar
) and .arena
variants of Dharma without paying the ransom. If possible, your best option is to restore from backups or wait for a possible solution at a later time.
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.
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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