Quick Answer: Can Ransomware Encrypt An Already Encrypted Drive?

Does ransomware encrypt network drives?

Ransomware no longer infects only a computer’s hard drive and other mapped drives.

Shared network drives are just as vulnerable.

New strains, such as Locky, are designed to encrypt network shares like central file servers and removable drives that are connected to the computer at the time of infection..

How do I decrypt an encrypted file?

To decrypt a file or folder:From the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs, then Accessories, and then Windows Explorer.Right-click the file or folder you want to decrypt, and then click Properties.On the General tab, click Advanced.Clear the Encrypt contents to secure data checkbox, and then click OK.

Can you encrypt a file twice?

No. other than having to compromise two different private keys. Yes, but you see, if you encrypt something with two ciphers, each using a different key, and one of the ciphers are found to be weak and can be cracked, the second cipher also must be weak for the attacker to recover anything.

Can you encrypt an encrypted drive?

Yes, if you are using encrypted containers like BitLocker, TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt, to have a virtual encrypted volume letter or full disk encryption. Such volume is accessible for all system\apps etc. even mallware.

Can ransomware infect encrypted backups?

Local backups can also be encrypted by ransomware. If your backup solution is local and connected to a computer that gets hit with ransomware, the chances are good your backups will be encrypted along with the rest of your data.