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CryptoLocker - Malware that encrypts your data with RSA 256 AES

Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:53 AM

So apparently there is a new bit of malware going around now which is particularly nasty. It encrypts all of the data on your drive and mapped network drives with an RSA 256 bit AES key. Once encrypted there is obviously no way to decrypt it again. The only way to get the files back is from an off site backup (because if the backup drive is local it also gets encrypted) or to pay them their ransom which would of course decrypt your files (not).

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The fact that this also attacks networked drives is particularly annoying. But it got me thinking, who here actually has an up to date offsite backup?

I have an external backup but its now very out of date (can't be bothered to update) and the rest of them are all on local drives. I would be massively screwed if this were to infect me.

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Re: CryptoLocker - Malware that encrypts your data with RSA 256 AES

Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Restore points and backups folks! Use'em! External hard drives are a quick and easy way to go!

http://www.dotfab.co...-removal-guide/
http://www.pcrisk.co...27-cryptolocker
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Re: CryptoLocker - Malware that encrypts your data with RSA 256 AES

Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:01 AM

Windows...yay, I'm safe (for now)
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Re: CryptoLocker - Malware that encrypts your data with RSA 256 AES

Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

Well this looks fun. Can't wait until these start rolling in.
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