JonPre

.locked + .readme_txt please help...

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Hello everyone,
I'm glade to find a place where I can expose my ransomware issue…


One of my customers had been infected by ransomware, I think this one is not really old!I went to the website: nomoreransom.org and the results were potentially: Philadelphia, Ozozalocker or StampadoI tried to decrypt with this 3 Tools, only Philadelphia runs to try to decrypt but failed… The others didn't work at all.In attach crypted files + .readme_txt if it can help.I'm not able to find exactly wich type of ransomware it is.

Many thanks for your help.

Microsoft_Azure_Recovery_Services_Agent_1_22_2018_09_00_56.txt.locked

Microsoft_Azure_Recovery_Services_Agent_1_22_2018_09_00_56.txt.readme_txt

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I haven't head anything new about this ransomware, so I'm fairly certain that it still isn't possible to decrypt the files without first obtaining the private key from the criminal who made it.

Note that this ransomware at least used to be installed on systems that were compromised when an attacker brute forced an RDP (Remote Desktop) password, or gained access through some other form of remote access software. Due to that, I'll leave some information below about getting started preventing this kind of attack from happening again:

First I recommend temporarily disabling all port rules in your firewall (closing all open ports) until you can do a full audit of your firewall configuration and determine which ports need to remain open. There are some basic recommendations below to help get you started with the port audit.

If you are managing a company network, then some form of IPS/IDS is highly recommended to monitor the network for intrusions. If you already have such a system in place, then I recommend a full audit of any rules you have configured to make sure that the device is providing adequate monitoring. It is also recommended to have someone with penetration testing experience verify that the IPS/IDS is properly alerting when there are intrusion attempts.

Also, quickly change all passwords on any workstations and/or servers that are connected to the same network as the compromised system. Also be sure to change passwords on any online accounts, as well as any routers or switches (or other devices that have network-accessible administration functions).

I recommend that every account have a different password, that passwords be no shorter than 25 characters and be made up of a random combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Obviously passwords like that are difficult (if not impossible) to remember, so a password manager may be required in order to aid in managing passwords. KeePass is probably the simplest password manager, and stores password databases locally instead of on some "cloud" server. If something capable of automatically filling in passwords (or sharing passwords between multiple devices/users) is necessary then there are reasonable passwords managers from LastPass, bitwarden, 1Password, Dashlane, etc. Note that unlike KeePass, these password managers work as extensions added to web browsers (or apps on mobile phones), and they store password databases online.

When auditing your firewall configuration and preparing to reopen ports, I recommend never opening ports globally unless absolutely necessary. I also recommend requiring anyone who needs access to sensitive services (RDP, Windows Networking, etc) to connect to the network via a VPN so that you don't have to open ports for those services in the firewall, and then only open the VPN port in the firewall for IP addresses that need access to it. If someone who needs access has a dynamic IP, then many firewalls these days support something like Single Packet Authorization or Port Knocking to dynamically open ports for unknown IP addresses.

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