TeslaCrypt ransomware gang reveals master key to decrypt files

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TeslaCrypt ransomware gang reveals master key to decrypt files

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Post by Raffles » Sat May 21, 2016 6:32 pm

by Paul Ducklin

Articles about ransomware often don’t make terribly happy reading, especially if you’ve gone looking for the article because you’re looking at a “pay page”.

That’s the message you see from most ransomware after it has scrambled your data, when the crooks make absolutely sure you know how to go about buying your data back.

Occasionally, the malware attacks everything.

That happened with ransomware called Petya that scrambled the low-level index of your C: drive so you couldn’t boot at all, let alone use a browser, or copy-and-paste text, or even take a screenshot.

You had to find another computer to get online, and manually type in a long, alphanumeric personal decryption code that Petya displayed:



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Re: TeslaCrypt ransomware gang reveals master key to decrypt files

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Post by Propnut » Sun May 22, 2016 9:50 am

Somewhere out there a person sits with time on their hands and a screen full of code. Now we enter the world of White Hats and Black hats.



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Re: TeslaCrypt ransomware gang reveals master key to decrypt files

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Post by Raffles » Sun May 22, 2016 11:52 am

This malware is hitting close to home , make sure you have a full backup which is not connected to the computer when not in use.

Then they can't blackmail you.



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