05/05/2014

CryptorBit Virus

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There is a new and improved version of CryptoLocker. Version 1.0 made the makers of this ransomware a lot of money, and this version 2.0 is, I predict, just one of many new "feature enhanced" releases. Judging by the Bitcoin activity, there are a lot of "willing" victims out there paying to get their files back.  

BleepingComputer is doing a great job documenting this, so I will point you there for good advice and a possible free fix made by Nathan Scott called the DecrypterFixer that unscrambles the 512 byte headers of these files. If you like his work, or it saves your files, he has a PayPal link for donations. If he saved my bacon, $20 would be an amount I would "tip" him.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptorbit-ransomware-information#decrypterfixer

Required reminder: Backup your files, use a good anti-virus software, don't open attachments that contain exe files, or launch exe files from zip archives.

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