CryptoLocker

Discussion in 'Technology' started by KillerZebra, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    My roommate just got the most recent new virus out there. CryptoLocker.

    It is actually called ransomware. And what it does is it encrypts these file extensions
    And stores the decryption key on their own personal server. They will not give you the key until you pay $300.

    Removing the virus is easy, but I have not been able to decrypt the files. In fact, no one has been able to decrypt the files yet.

    This virus is sent through emails. So, please do not open up any emails you do not recognize and don't download any attachments.

    If anyone has had any luck getting their files decrypted i would like to know.
     
  2. Drum

    Drum Australian Skial God Contributor Mapper

    if you get hit with cryptolocker you can kiss your stuff goodbye. at least, for now. I haven't seen anyone figure out a way to decrypt it.
     
  3. Blade D_Hero

    Blade D_Hero Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    So basically you're totally screwed if you get this virus.
     
  4. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Ohh yeah once you get it you are fucked no doubt about it. I am trying to see if there are any other ways of getting those files back.
     
  5. Astir

    Astir Australian Skial God

    Steam:

    So from now on save everything as .png, .rar or .7zip
     
  6. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    If your data is worth it, pay the 300$. They do actually decrypt your stuff.




    No, just keep good backups somewhere not on the computer.
     
  7. Blade D_Hero

    Blade D_Hero Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    If I really need a file I usually upload it to Google Docs just in case anything happens to it on my computer.
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    So pretty much every common extension except .gif .rar .png and .swf.
     
  9. Ceubie

    Ceubie Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    im good if i get infected, then.
     
  10. hXcjedders

    hXcjedders Gaben's Own Aimbot

    Save as .txt m8
     
  11. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    This is why you should keep your important stuff backed up online. There's so many file storing websites out there that let you store stuff for free and some let you increase the stroage amount by quite a bit just by doing simple things like downloading their program or referring friends.
     
  12. Deadfront

    Deadfront Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    I have learned that anything I have no idea about I don't open...unmod taught me that lesson the hard way.
    On a serious note is the only way they are spreading this is through email or is any other ways I need to look out for.
     
  13. hXcjedders

    hXcjedders Gaben's Own Aimbot

    Cryptolocker vs. your furry porn stash.
     
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  14. SarcasticWisdom

    SarcasticWisdom Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Is the only way to get the virus from email?
     
  15. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    The stuff I care about is all backed up online. The rest is stuff I'm too lazy to organize and wouldn't care if I lose it

    Bring it on cryptolocker
     
  16. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    If you find out how to crack 2048-bit RSA key you'll make a fortune. In two words the only two ways to get this issue resolved: restore files from offline/offsite backup or pay the ransom. Cracking 2048-bit RSA key is practically impossible.
     
  17. Pinker-tan

    Pinker-tan Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    keep all your info on a .ogg file and you're good to go
     
  18. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    Do you only get it though emails or links also that some random person can send you. (And you should not read random mail, or click random links to start with.)
     
  19. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    It is most common through emails but you can get it other ways
     
  20. bluehawk

    bluehawk Legendary Skial King

    Easy way to decrypt it
    First step: insert windows disk
    Second step: reformat
    Third step: reinstall
     
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