A customer of mine is going to pay the ransome of $500 to get their files back. My question is I know ZERO about Bitcoin and am having trouble getting started and how to purchase the currency. We cannot seem to buy $500 with a credit card and there is no way we are going to do a wire transfer. We found Expresscoin in Santa Monica and I am waiting on a return phone call to go down there with $500 in cash to buy the Bitcoins. How does this work, do I bring a USB hard drive to put the Bitcoins on or do I sign up for an online account? Please no comments about backup or shadow copies or all of that. This post is just about CryptoWall and Bitcoin payment.
Got hit with cryptowall at work, need help buying bitcoins with credit card ASAP
Hello all, this morning I found out we were hit with cryptowall at work. The fee is 1.27 bitcoins. I have never bought them before and all my boss gave me was a credit card. I already created a wallet but I can't really find any place to buy ~$500 with a credit card. Does anyone have any suggestions at all? This is urgent. Thank you so much.
[LPT request] Saw a friend get hit by ransomware, and it freaked me out. What can I do to prevent it?
He got some cryptowall ransomware that basically encrypted all his .doc, .pdf and other files and the only way out was to send the attacker 0.5 bitcoins. There was nothing he could do to decrypt it, though I figured that we could revert to olderr versions of the files using an application. What are the best practices to avoid something like that? I don't click on any surveys/awards/etc. I run Malwarebytes every week and have Windows Security Essentials running all the time. What else can I do? I don't have system restore set up.
One of my company's customers got struck with Cryptowall 2.0 and it made its way into the offsite backup so all their files are encrypted. Thus eliminating the option of wipe-and-reload. Are there any reputable tools out yet to decrypt the files? I have also heard rumors that sending in the Bitcoin no longer guarantees a valid decryption key. How screwed are we?
Digital Artist: Back Up Your Artworks on an unattached external storage now.
This September seems to be the peak epidemic period of Cryptowall Ransomware and all of its numerous variants. CryptoWall is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was released around the end of April 2014 that targets all versions of Windows. When you are first infected with CryptoWall it will scan your computer for data files and "encrypt" them using RSA-2048 encryption so they are no longer able to be opened. There is no known utility to decrypt RSA-2048 encryption without the private key held as ransom by the evil virus writer. Brute force decryption approach would take around 100 years to decrypt a file. Once the infection has encrypted the files on your computer drives it will open a Notepad window that contains instructions on how to access the CryptoWall Decryption Service where you can pay a ransom to purchase a decryption program. The ransom cost starts at $500 USD and after 5 days goes up to $750 with the cost increasing again after another 24 hours to a maximum ransom of $1,500 USD. This ransom must be paid in Bitcoins and sent to a Bitcoin address that changes per infected user. Besides your local hard drives, it attacked all mapped network drives and all external storage devices attached to your computer (flash drive, USB external hard drive, thumd drives, USB sticks... everything You name it). This virus also encrypted files on your Cloud backup such as Dropbox drive or Google drive too. It slips by Anti-virus and anti-trojan software on your pc without any detection (The new CryptoWall samples were not detected by any of the 55 antivirus products used on the VirusTotal website when they were discovered Sunday), so more often than not when You found out about the virus, all your files on all your drives have already been encrypted. Some digital artists have lost all their artworks by not having a reliable unattached incremental back ups or having an unreliable external backup drive which was attached to the pc at the time so the back up was also encrypted. All your personal documents and artworks could be wiped out in around 2 hours. On the average it takes only around 2 hours to encrypt a 2 terabyte drive. Please digital artists, back up all your artworks on a reliable external hard drive and disconnect it from your computer after a successful back up and store it in a safe place. Info about this scary virus Regards, :) DL ( I have just lost all my drawings without backup) :)
I apologize if we are skipping some rules for the sub but we are at work and we have had the cryptowall virus. We are going to pay the ransom - yes we know the risks, sadly it's where we are with this thing. None of us have used bitcoin and we have set up probably 10 accounts by now but have yet to be able to simply purchase any using a card. Either the verifcation takes days or simply cards are not an option. If someone (with a good rep) would like to sell us some we will gladly pay including some fee that an exchange would have charged. Thanks! If someone can decrypt these files we would simply just pay you.
He called me and asked me to come ASAP because he said he couldn't access any of his file son dropbox. I went, thinking he had done something stupid. But when I opened his dropbox folder, every subfolder had three files titled "DECRYPT" When I opened the text file, it said that all his files had been encrypted by an RSA-(forgot the number) level encryption and that there was nothing for him to do except send 0.5 bitcoins within a week. If he didn't comply, he would have to send 1 BTC after that. I think the ransomware was called cryptowall and after a couple of hours of searching online, it was evident that if one didn't make backups (he hadn't) it was difficult to get the files back. It's possible to go back to an older version, but we didn't have much luck. But at the end, he went "Fuck this bitcoin nonsense. I hope they ban it." I know this isn't a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it's a deal to take note of.
Hey guys! Unfortunately, I write you with bad news and in hopes for a quick solution... A guy at work picked up the cryptowall virus and he needs to pay the ransom by Saturday. I want to help him out and make sure that he gets his files without getting ripped off. I have been to coinbase and found that it could take up to a week to get approved to start buying bitcoins and receive them in my wallet. I am looking at coin cafe right now and it looks like I can go to a Bank of America and just pay them... So the solution I'm really looking for here is a way to buy about $500 of bitcoins (1.56BTC) the fastast way possible. (I dont live in New York) I would much appreciate any helpful suggestions, personal experiences or insight on coin cafe or other bitcoin sellers. Thank you so much! EDIT: I paid the bastards! I used circle. But note, they only allow you to withdraw $500 a week and that put me just shy of what I needed to send to get the decryption software. So luckily I had some bitcoins in another wallet I could make up the difference.
Best way to get Bitcoin from credit/debit with little wait?
Someone I know has fallen victim to Cryptowall 3.0. (Yay) And now I need $500 of BTC to trade those responsible for the RSA private key to decrypt all their files. Worse, this needs to be done as soon as possible. So onto the question. What service is the best balance of safe and quick for obtaining Bitcoins using credit or debit? I've text messaged and emailed everyone in driving distance on LocalBitcoins and the only person who responded is out of town. I've used crypto currencies before and have a wallet ready to go, no problem with actually using the BTC once I obtain it. But it seems like the barrier to entry from USD to BTC is impossible to cross in any short time period.
I had a client today, his computer was infected by the cryptowall virus. The data also on the external backup harddisk was affected, so to pay the randsome was the smaller evil. The only payment option was Bitcoin, if I wouldn't have beein into Bitcoin they could have never gained access to the files, would have failed clients invoicing and probably would have closed their doors since its only a small busines. The Process to download Tor, and copy the address from the infected to a noninfected PC and then wait for 3 confirmations took another 30 minutes. After the payment a decryption program was presented and the decryptor worked and we gained access to the Files.
ok, so im a photograpgher, and i was hit by the cryptowall 3.0 virus, since im a photograpgher and it encrypted 20,00+ of my lifes work, i WAS going to pay for the key to decrypt my files, but i couldnt get the bitcoins in time, i have still KEPT the encrypted files in hope that one day there is a way to decrypted my files, anyone kow a way? (ps i tried shadow volume copies restore system ect nothing, pls hlp, i have lost my LIFES WORK.. http://i.imgur.com/R9FGqu5.png
Need ransomware recovery or removal from Cryptolocker, Crypt0L0cker, Cryptowall or Teslacrypt ransomware / malware / virus? Contact VND today. 800-590-2164 Ransomware Über kaum eine andere Bedrohung der Computersicherheit wurde in den vergangenen Jahren so häufig berichtet wie über Ransomware bzw. Erpressungstrojaner. Ransomware-Trojaner verschlüsseln das komplette Computersystem. Für die Freigabe des Rechners soll dann - vorzugsweise über anonyme Zahlungsmittel wie Bitcoin - ein Betrag von meist mehreren hundert Euro gezahlt werden. Given that CryptoWall, especially its new version 2.0, is an extremely complex and insidious malware, there is no guarantee that the files can be retrieved without submitting the Bitcoin ransom payment. There are some ways, however, that might be of help, even though they rely on a number of variables. Be sure to try the methods below. We are present a special software – CryptoWall Decrypter – which is allow to decrypt and return control to all your encrypted files. How to buy CryptoWall decrypter? 1.You should register Bitcoin waller 2. Purchasing Bitcoins – Although it’s not yet easy to buy bit coins, it’s getting simpler every day. 3. Send 1.22 BTC to Bitcoin ... CryptoWall Decrypter (CryptoWall virus) is a more current variant related to CryptoDefense ... It always offers instruction for computer users on how to pay money through online system or Bitcoin. Nonetheless, when users click on the sponsored links supported by CryptoWall Decrypter, additional PC malware may be dropped and installed on affected computer using all possible found ...
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