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  #2391023 13-Jan-2020 14:31
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We have seen a few people pay and get their data back. The whole thing is predicated off the fact that the data must be returned if the ransom is paid. If there is a reasonable chance of not getting your data back, then the entire scheme is compromised.

 

It's in the interest of the hacker to provide decryption and I have heard stories of rogue operators being taken out by other ransomware "firms" for failing to do so.

 

 


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  #2398892 16-Jan-2020 12:06
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Ive had to clean up quite a few ransomware attacks .
Its a mess to clean up & I prefer a wipe & reload of affected PC's / servers . Thats not allways an option though .

 

They are all slightly different, and are evolving .
Many remove themselves after encrypting data : so AV wont detect it .
Many will encrypt across network shares . Some also encrypt cloud synced files .
Some only encrypt docs txt pdf jpg etc . Some encrypt system files leaving PC/servers in a really bad state .

 

Many seem to come from clicking on links in emails . The user often wont admit that though

 

 


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