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CryptXXX is a ransomware trojan that was first seen in the wild in April 2016. CryptXXX targets Windows systems and encrypts the victim’s files using AES-256 encryption. CryptXXX then demands a ransom from the victim to decrypt their files.

CryptXXX 2.0 was first seen in the wild in June 2016 and is an updated version of CryptXXX that uses a new encryption algorithm (RSA-2048) and adds new capabilities, including the ability to steal victims’ login credentials and cryptocurrency wallets.

CryptXXX 3.0 was first seen in the wild in October 2016 and is an updated version of CryptXXX 2.0 that uses a new encryption algorithm (AES-128) and adds new capabilities, including the ability to encrypt victims’ files without an internet connection.

CryptXXX 4.0 was first seen in the wild in December 2016 and is an updated version of CryptXXX 3.0 that uses a new encryption algorithm (AES-256) and adds new capabilities, including the ability to encrypt victims’ files without an internet connection. CryptXXX 4.0 also includes a new feature that allows the attackers to remotely execute commands on the infected system.

How much is the ransom?

The CryptXXX ransom varies depending on which version of CryptXXX is used, but the average ransom demand is 1 Bitcoin.

If you don’t pay the ransom, CryptXXX will delete your files after a certain amount of time.

What are the payment options?

CryptXXX accepts payments in Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum.

What types of files does CryptXXX encrypt?

CryptXXX encrypts a variety of file types, including pictures, videos, documents, and databases.

Ransom note

If you see a CryptXXX ransom note, it means that CryptXXX has encrypted your files. The ransom note will provide instructions on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files.

Famous CryptXXX attacks

-In May 2017, CryptXXX was used in a ransomware attack against the French computer company Sodinokibi.

-In June 2017, CryptXXX was used in a ransomware attack against the South Korean web hosting company Nayana.

-In September 2017, CryptXXX was used in a ransomware attack against the US school district Los Angeles Unified School District.

Protection against CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0, CryptXXX 4.0

You can protect your computer from CryptXXX by using a reputable antivirus program and keeping your operating system and software up-to-date. You should also avoid opening email attachments from unknown senders and downloading files from untrustworthy websites.

What should I do?

If attackers infected you with CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0 or CryptXXX 4.0, you should immediately disconnect your computer from the internet. Then you should restore your files from a backup or use a reputable anti-malware program to remove CryptXXX from your system. But we recommend you not to do it on your own. Contact a professional computer security company for help.

Should I pay the ransom?

We do not recommend paying the CryptXXX ransom, as there is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption key or that your files will be decrypted.

Additionally, paying the ransom supports the continued development of CryptXXX and other ransomware trojans.

Public decryption tools for CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0, CryptXXX 4.0

In case you don’t have a backup, you can try CryptXXX decryption tools. The No More Ransom Project offers free decryption tools for CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0, and CryptXXX 4.0. You can find these tools here. We can not guarantee that these tools will work for you, but they are worth a try.

Contact a data recovery service

If it has infected you with CryptXXX and cannot decrypt your files using the free decryption tools, you may be able to recover your files using a professional data recovery service. These services typically have a higher success rate than paying the ransom.

SalvageData Recovery Services is a professional data recovery service that offers CryptXXX recovery services. You can find more information about SalvageData services here.

 

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