Using BOINC for cracking master key of RANSOMWARE

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Message 89546 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 18:11:38 UTC

Hi everyone, my name is Sebastian, in the company I work we recently had an attack of ransomware CRYSIS DHARMA .BIT that have no master key release yet and while I was researching about it i found out that there are lots of ppl who suffer the same problem without any solution than paying the ransom.

As far as I could found, cracking a crypto key by brute force is all about computing power, an incredible computing power unavailable nowadays for anyone, unless you have some quantum computer, but unavailable doesnt means impossible.

So this idea came to my mind, what if we can use the computing power of 1000's of computers to crack these ransomwares? And BOINC came to my mind.

I have been reading about BOINC and how to create new projects and even if I dont think I could do it by myself, it seems to be "possible" to create a project for this, to run some kind of decrypter to get the master keys for any ransomware and I guess there would be a lot of ppl interested in supporting this with their own computers.


So havent anyone thought this could be done or Im missing something?
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Message 89591 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 15:21:57 UTC - in response to Message 89546.  
Last modified: 14 Jan 2019, 15:23:10 UTC

A (reliable?) tool for your ransomware seems listed here https://www.nomoreransom.org/en/decryption-tools.html and the user initiating this discussion https://twitter.com/demonslay335/status/975751987030523904 might give you additional details abt the reasons why he feels dc isn't necessary. Good luckĀ !

Hi everyone, my name is Sebastian, in the company I work we recently had an attack of ransomware CRYSIS DHARMA .BIT that have no master key release yet and while I was researching about it i found out that there are lots of ppl who suffer the same problem without any solution than paying the ransom.

As far as I could found, cracking a crypto key by brute force is all about computing power, an incredible computing power unavailable nowadays for anyone, unless you have some quantum computer, but unavailable doesnt means impossible.

So this idea came to my mind, what if we can use the computing power of 1000's of computers to crack these ransomwares? And BOINC came to my mind.

I have been reading about BOINC and how to create new projects and even if I dont think I could do it by myself, it seems to be "possible" to create a project for this, to run some kind of decrypter to get the master keys for any ransomware and I guess there would be a lot of ppl interested in supporting this with their own computers.


So havent anyone thought this could be done or Im missing something?

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