Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


GlobeImposter 2.0 hit

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
1 reply to this topic

#1 allinarush


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:09:16 AM

Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:06 PM

I uploaded files to the ID site and it says we got hit with Globelimposter 2.0. I cannot find any information on this. I can't even run Malwarebytes on the infected  machines. Anybody have any info on this? All of the file extensions are irestorei. I can't find much on that either. irestorei search results typically point to an older variant. 

Edited by allinarush, 30 July 2018 - 06:07 PM.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 52,077 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:09:16 AM

Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

GlobeImposter/GlobeImposter 2.0 is a Globe copycat (fake) that imitates the ransom notes and some file extensions found in the Globe ransomware kit. GlobeImposter usually is the result of brute force RDP attacks but there are reports it can also be spread via spam.Files that are encrypted with GlobeImposter/GlobeImposter 2.0 have been known to use a wide variety of different file extensions appended to the end of the encrypted data filename to include....CRYPT, .PSCrypt, .FIX, .FIXI, nCrypt, .Virginlock, .keepcalm, .pizdec, .write_us_on_email, .write_on_email, .write_me_[email], A1CRYPT, .hNcyrpt, .cryptall, .402, .4035, .4090, .4091, 452, .707, .725, .726, .911, .cryptch, .ocean, .nopasaran, .s1crypt, .scorp, .sea, .skunk , .3ncrypt3d, .707, .medal, .FIXI, .TROY, .VAPE, .GRAF, .GORO, .MAKB, .HAPP, .BRT92, .HAIZ, .MORT, .MIXI, JEEP, .BONUM, .GRANNY, .LEGO, .RECT, .UNLIS, .ACTUM, .ASTRA, .GOTHAM, .PLIN, .paycyka, .vdul, .2cXpCihgsVxB3, .rumblegoodboy, .needkeys, .needdecrypt, .bleep, .help, .zuzya, .f1crypt, .foste, .clinTON, .ReaGAN, .Trump, .BUSH, .C8B089F, .decoder, .Uridzu, .f*ck, .Ipcrestore, .encen, .encencenc, .{email@aol.com}BIT, [email@cock.li].arena, .waiting4keys, .black, .txt, .doc, .btc, .wallet, .lock, .FREEMAN, .apk, .crypted_yoshikada@cock_lu (Yoshikada Decryptor), .crypted_zerwix@airmail_cc (Zerwix Decryptor), .suddentax, .XLS, .Nutella, .TRUE, TRUE1, .SEXY, .SEXY3, .SKUNK+, BUNNY+, .PANDA+, .ihelperpc, .irestorei, .STG, [.dsupport@protonmail.com] as explained here.

GlobeImposter/GlobeImposter 2.0 will leave files (ransom notes) named READ_IT.html, !back_files!.html, !SOS!.html, !your_files!.html, #HOW_DECRYPT_FILES#.html, here_your_files!.html, HOW_OPEN_FILES.html, HOW_OPEN_FILES.hta, how_to_back_files.html, how_to_recover_files.html, Read_ME.html, RECOVER-FILES.html, instruction.html, How to restore your files.hta.

Unfortunately, there is no known method to decrypt files encrypted by all the latest versions of GlobeImposter 2.0 without paying the ransom. If possible, your best option is to restore from backups, try file recovery software or backup/save your encrypted data as is and wait for a possible solution at a later time. Ignore all Google searches which provide links to bogus and untrustworthy removal/decryption guides.

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.

The BC Staff
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users