So my computer started to act a little funny last Friday 10/31. The desktop shortcuts started to flash to solid white occasionally. Everything was so very slow! I received an error message that FEMIY.exe stopped working, MSIEXEC.exe stopped working, BHYVTFGHJU stopped working and one other. I wasn't able to use the system recovery and Zone Alarm wasn't functioning.
Monday morning things went from bad to worse and a message appeared stating all of the files were locked tight and I had to sent them $500 in Bitcoins in order to receive the unlock code. If you have ever tried to purchase Bitcoins, that is a monumental chore in itself. This morning I have to send the NY "bank" $500 in Fresh $100 bills along with another $10 bill by overnight. Once they receive the cashs, I will receive from them whatever I need to transfer the 1.52 Bitcoins to the criminal who is extorting the cash out of my business.
Right now I am not certain I will be able to use the computer to send them the Bitcoins since everything is so sloooooooow and not working well. If I am able to get back up and running I will get the necessary data out of the hard drive and trash the entire drive. I don't trust the criminals and I would assume they could launch another attack if I leave any trace of the data on the hard drive.
Be careful out there. This cyber locker is a very tough pill to swallow.
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