The Fungi fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Jun 10 19:40:51 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:41:56PM +0100, Dave Howe wrote:
> The key size would imply PKI; that being true, then the ransom may
> be  for a session key (specific per machine) rather than the
> master key it  is unwrapped with.

Per the computerworld.com article:

   "Kaspersky has the public key in hand ? it is included in the
   Trojan's code ? but not the associated private key necessary to
   unlock the encrypted files."


This would seem to imply they already verified the public key was
constant in the trojan and didn't differ between machines (or that
I'm giving Kaspersky's team too much credit with my assumptions).
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