Welcome to MalwareRemoval.com,
What if we told you that you could get malware removal help from experts, and that it was 100% free? MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Our help, and the tools we use are always 100% free. No hidden catch. We simply enjoy helping others. You enjoy a clean, safe computer.

Malware Removal Instructions

CryptoLocker copycat may be decryptable

Notifications for Security Updates, as well as News and Information from across the web - mostly security minded.

Update Contributors: Members of the Malware Removal University.

CryptoLocker copycat may be decryptable

Unread postby Sludge3000 » December 13th, 2013, 9:08 am

Hot on the tail of devilish Cryptolocker comes a copycat software nasty that holds victim's files to ransom – but the newcomer's encryption is potentially breakable, we're told.

<snip>

The Locker malware uses the TurboPower LockBox library, a cryptographic toolkit for Delphi: specifically, it uses AES-CTR for encrypting the contents of files on infected devices. But shortcomings in the programming will apparently make it possible for researchers to develop skeleton keys capable of unscrambling files on compromised kit. IntelCrawler's researchers are working on a universal antidote.


Full Story @ The Register


While this doesn't mean the infection is any easier to detect or remove, hopefully IntelCrawler will release a freeware tool for decryption of files. I will update this post when further information becomes available.

sludge
User avatar
Sludge3000
Regular Member
 
Posts: 687
Joined: April 15th, 2009, 3:47 pm
Location: Somewhere fluffy
Advertisement
Register to Remove

Re: CryptoLocker copycat may be decryptable

Unread postby Sludge3000 » December 13th, 2013, 9:09 am

ZB
User avatar
Sludge3000
Regular Member
 
Posts: 687
Joined: April 15th, 2009, 3:47 pm
Location: Somewhere fluffy


Return to News Desk



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests

Contact us:

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Register to remove all ads. The forum is run by volunteers who donate their time and expertise. We make every attempt to ensure that the help and advice posted is accurate and will not cause harm to your computer. However, we do not guarantee that they are accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Member site: UNITE Against Malware