[dm-crypt] Fwd: Encryption info

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Mon Jan 5 13:54:38 CET 2015


Yes, you got owned by some criminals. 

But cryptsetup is exceedingly unlikely to have anything to do 
with this, as it runs only on Linux and you seem to be on 
Windows.

Sorry, we cannot help you.

The common wisdom with these types of people are though that most
seem to be taking the money but will not provide any decryption
key.

Side note to others here: This seems genuine if rather clueless. 
At least virustotal did not find anything in the jpegs. 

Arno


On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 10:51:28 CET, Gary Evetts wrote:
> Good Day,
> 
> Please see attached the following pics of the screen I came to see when
> looking at our 2003 server after the holiday season interval. I am
> presuming the invidual/s who have done this have used your software to
> encrypt the data files on the server. Only through google search of the
> email address they are using to correspond their demands with, did I find a
> link to your website. I believe I have traced the infiltration source app
> with the server logs - that being Terminal services. They then used the
> built in Administrator account ton the 24 December to log onto the server
> which was not logged in at the time but only on the log-on screen. What
> that password is - is unknown to me as it is the default build account.
> 
> Are you able to help me with the un-encrypting of the data files that have
> been encrypted or are the offenders the only source of a resolution?
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Gary
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Gary Evetts <gary at it-inc.co.za>
> Date: 5 January 2015 at 10:08
> Subject: Encryption info
> To: "gcevetts at gmail.com" <gcevetts at gmail.com>
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> Regards,
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> Gary Evetts
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> IT-Inc
> 072 211 1613
> www.it-inc.co.za



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