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Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:14 pm
by Jared
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting really sick of these crypt-o-wall and similar viruses showing up. They are just a huge waste of time, you commit a system to scanning a drive for hours, just to get back a few useless old files. The customer is never happy with the result, so you almost never get paid. I think I'm just going to turn away all future jobs like this.

What have you guys been doing with these cases?

Re: Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:20 pm
by LarrySabo
I have yet to get one, to be honest. Had a couple of calls but I told them it's probably impossible to get their data back (with new variants).

PS - Your topic title has a typo.

Re: Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:28 pm
by Jared
Type-O fixed. I'm honestly thinking I should go and find every reference to these viruses on my site/form and delete it. I'm getting about two a week. Grrrr!

Re: Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:54 pm
by LarrySabo
I see Brian's (300DDR) posts in Technibble about one customer who asked his assistance to recover his data from a crypto-variant. Customer paid the $1,000 IIRC; no idea what Brian charged for his help. Involved downloading a decrypting utility, which itself had viruses within, but worked.

Re: Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:53 am
by pclab
I already got 4 or 5 cases. No one wants to pay to the hackers, so, no solution.
I sell them a brand new HDD hehehehe

Re: Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:08 am
by vaibhavs
Hi all,

Got 6 cases till.. I try for Raw recovery and given raw files to customer..
It works in 4 cases as they want few spreadsheets, some picture files only.. so they had only one task to identify file name from contain t of file,
for compound files it not work..

-VaibhavS

Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:18 am
by DRUG
I've had some cases so far, I had like 6 that were unrecoverable as there was no decryptor avaliable, and 4 or 5 others had noob vars of crypto, that were easily decrypted.

The problem with Crypto is that this coders learn with each other mistakes and every new variant is stronger... :twisted:

Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:35 am
by pclab
Got a Locky case yesterday.
Case closed (he pays or not :mrgreen: )

Sick of Crypt-O-Virus Jobs

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:38 am
by jol
DRUG wrote:The problem with Crypto is that this coders learn with each other mistakes and every new variant is stronger... :twisted:

No, they learn from the DR firms and pro's