Well, I now see what has happened. I went to my Carbonite offsite storage (at your recommendation) and viewed one of my photo files. In it, all of the photos were safe, however there was a new file I never saw before. I opened it and this is what it said:
What happened to your files ?
All of your files were protected by a strong encryption with RSA-2048 using CryptoWall 2.0.
More information about the encryption keys using RSA-2048 can be found here: http://en.wikipedia....A_(cryptosystem)
What does this mean ?
This means that the structure and data within your files have been irrevocably changed, you will not be able to work with them, read them or see them,
it is the same thing as losing them forever, but with our help, you can restore them.
How did this happen ?
Especially for you, on our server was generated the secret key pair RSA-2048 - public and private.
All your files were encrypted with the public key, which has been transferred to your computer via the Internet.
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and decrypt program, which is on our secret server.
What do I do ?
Alas, if you do not take the necessary measures for the specified time then the conditions for obtaining the private key will be changed.
If you really value your data, then we suggest you do not waste valuable time searching for other solutions because they do not exist.
For more specific instructions, please visit your personal home page, there are a few different addresses pointing to your page below:
If for some reasons the addresses are not available, follow these steps:
1.Download and install tor-browser: http://www.torprojec...browser.html.en
2.After a successful installation, run the browser and wait for initialization.
3.Type in the address bar: paytordmbdekmizq.onion/1ws6Qpm
4.Follow the instructions on the site.
Your personal page: https://paytordmbdek...usd.com/1ws6Qpm
Your personal page (using TOR): paytordmbdekmizq.onion/1ws6Qpm
Your personal identification number (if you open the site (or TOR 's) directly): 1ws6Qpm
Looks like I have been hit with some sort of Ransom virus/Trojan. I'm obviously not going to visit this site as they recommend.
Any suggestions or recommendations? dayam!