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Who can explain CryptoWall and Bitcoin?

A customer of mine is going to pay the ransome of $500 to get their files back. My question is I know ZERO about Bitcoin and am having trouble getting started and how to purchase the currency. We cannot seem to buy $500 with a credit card and there is no way we are going to do a wire transfer. We found Expresscoin in Santa Monica and I am waiting on a return phone call to go down there with $500 in cash to buy the Bitcoins.
How does this work, do I bring a USB hard drive to put the Bitcoins on or do I sign up for an online account?
Please no comments about backup or shadow copies or all of that. This post is just about CryptoWall and Bitcoin payment.
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Are there any sites/databases with a list of known bitcoin addresses linked to ransomware?

Hi all,
I'm asking this due to part of an university assignment where I have a full data set of bitcoin transactions from 2010 - 2014 and was wondering if anyone knew of any sites that contain known bitcoin wallet addresses used by ransomware? I have a few of the well known ones such as Cryptowall but I'm trying to find as many as possible.
Any help would be much appreciated!
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Digital Artist: Back Up Your Artworks on an unattached external storage now.

This September seems to be the peak epidemic period of Cryptowall Ransomware and all of its numerous variants.
CryptoWall is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was released around the end of April 2014 that targets all versions of Windows.
When you are first infected with CryptoWall it will scan your computer for data files and "encrypt" them using RSA-2048 encryption so they are no longer able to be opened.
There is no known utility to decrypt RSA-2048 encryption without the private key held as ransom by the evil virus writer. Brute force decryption approach would take around 100 years to decrypt a file.
Once the infection has encrypted the files on your computer drives it will open a Notepad window that contains instructions on how to access the CryptoWall Decryption Service where you can pay a ransom to purchase a decryption program.
The ransom cost starts at $500 USD and after 5 days goes up to $750 with the cost increasing again after another 24 hours to a maximum ransom of $1,500 USD. This ransom must be paid in Bitcoins and sent to a Bitcoin address that changes per infected user.
Besides your local hard drives, it attacked all mapped network drives and all external storage devices attached to your computer (flash drive, USB external hard drive, thumd drives, USB sticks... everything You name it). This virus also encrypted files on your Cloud backup such as Dropbox drive or Google drive too.
It slips by Anti-virus and anti-trojan software on your pc without any detection (The new CryptoWall samples were not detected by any of the 55 antivirus products used on the VirusTotal website when they were discovered Sunday), so more often than not when You found out about the virus, all your files on all your drives have already been encrypted.
Some digital artists have lost all their artworks by not having a reliable unattached incremental back ups or having an unreliable external backup drive which was attached to the pc at the time so the back up was also encrypted.
All your personal documents and artworks could be wiped out in around 2 hours. On the average it takes only around 2 hours to encrypt a 2 terabyte drive.
Please digital artists, back up all your artworks on a reliable external hard drive and disconnect it from your computer after a successful back up and store it in a safe place.
Info about this scary virus
DL ( I have just lost all my drawings without backup) :)
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Just paid my first randsom

I had a client today, his computer was infected by the cryptowall virus. The data also on the external backup harddisk was affected, so to pay the randsome was the smaller evil. The only payment option was Bitcoin, if I wouldn't have beein into Bitcoin they could have never gained access to the files, would have failed clients invoicing and probably would have closed their doors since its only a small busines. The Process to download Tor, and copy the address from the infected to a noninfected PC and then wait for 3 confirmations took another 30 minutes. After the payment a decryption program was presented and the decryptor worked and we gained access to the Files.
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