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has anyone ever dealt with the fbi ransomware

#1xerogamePosted 8/17/2013 4:22:41 PM
today i had an encounter with the reveton.
It locked me out of my computer and demanded that i had to pay $500 to unlock it.
I couldnt boot in either safe mode.
I was unable to remove the ransomware so I used linux to recover the data and restored the pc back to factory settings...it worked.
#2Orestes417Posted 8/17/2013 4:26:47 PM
Run a scan on the data you recovered. Can't trust it after it's been on a computer that was infected.
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#3xerogame(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 4:30:02 PM
Orestes417 posted...
Run a scan on the data you recovered. Can't trust it after it's been on a computer that was infected.


I already did.
#4ihumpmypillow89Posted 8/17/2013 4:30:14 PM
Actually a local car dealer had the moneypak on his laptop a week or so ago he saw the thing and shut the computer right down and called me he said that it listed a bunch of stuff he didn't do (music downloads and s*** like that) anyway I was able to boot into safe with and did a system restore and the did a couple different virus and malware scans on everything just to be safe. So it seemed to work out fine.
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#5xerogame(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 4:42:53 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
Actually a local car dealer had the moneypak on his laptop a week or so ago he saw the thing and shut the computer right down and called me he said that it listed a bunch of stuff he didn't do (music downloads and s*** like that) anyway I was able to boot into safe with and did a system restore and the did a couple different virus and malware scans on everything just to be safe. So it seemed to work out fine.


apparently this thing has "evolved". the one I dealt with would not let me boot into safe mode at all. All virus and malware scans failed but found other things. But since the data was recovered in the end I guess I was successful.

now i literally have like a stack of recovery cds on my desk...lol

thank god for linux though...i didnt think it would end up being this useful.
#6Grimlink132Posted 8/17/2013 4:46:42 PM
whats this ransomware you speak of?
#7LordSeiferPosted 8/17/2013 4:47:27 PM
they sort of explained it in the topic
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#8xerogame(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 4:49:45 PM
Grimlink132 posted...
whats this ransomware you speak of?


Its called Reveton or aka FBI money virus

Its some program that literally holds your pc ransom and will not allow it to boot into windows. It displays some warning from the fbi claiming that you have been caught uploading and downloading music, videos child porn etc etc. It states it will unless you pay $500 it will not let you boot into windows...hence holding your pc ransom.
#9Orestes417Posted 8/17/2013 4:52:31 PM
Oh, in case it proves useful to anyone http://www.raymond.cc/blog/13-antivirus-rescue-cds-software-compared-in-search-for-the-best-rescue-disk/

BartPE is also incredibly handy to keep around, though I can't actually link it
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#10Combo MasterPosted 8/17/2013 5:04:02 PM
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/29/ransomware-man-turns-self-in

The man who turned himself in is one penny short of a dollar... First time I have heard of this stuff today i'm scared.
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