In an article a few months ago, we told you about the price being paid by businesses hit with the new ransomware Trojan virus called CryptoLocker. It’s devastating in that it encrypts your files and forces you to pay heavily to get them returned, unencrypted.
Now, a clone has arisen in its most disturbing version yet: CryptoWall 4.0.
This version started appearing extensively in November, with a redesigned ransom note and new filenames. Taking the pain further, it now encrypts a file's name along with its data.
The folks at Bleepingcomputer.com posted about their members being infected by what was being called the help_your_files ransomware, but it turned out to be this new version of CryptoWall.
You know you’ve been infected when you open certain files and the correct program is opened but the information isn’t displayed properly. An error message also may pop up when opening infected files, or you may find three files appearing at the root of directories containing CryptoWall-encrypted files:
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