The Contents Of This CryptoWall Zip File Cost $1,000

“Payment is made successfully.”

This is CryptoWall’s Decrypter Service after ransom has been paid.

Payment is made successfully.

And this (decrypt.zip) is what you get for your money Bitcoin.

The contents of decrypt.zip.

It’s really not much to look at. But without a copy of your keys… you’ll never decrypt your files.

Which is probably why the FBI says:

To be honest, we often advise people just to pay the ransom.

Don’t want to find yourself needing to follow the FBI’s advice?

Then do this:

  • Back up your stuff!
  • Uninstall software and/or disable browser plugins that you don’t use.
  • Keep the software that you do use up to date.

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