LuckyJoe Ransomware

Posted: August 16, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The LuckyJoe Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that blocks digital media on Linux systems. Victims will experience symptoms such as non-opening files with '.GNNCRY' extensions and the appearance of Notepad ransom notes with this Trojan's name in ASCII art. In infection scenarios, users should recover via backups or free decryption services, as necessary, after deleting the LuckyJoe Ransomware with a trusted anti-malware product. Windows is the archetypal environment for file-locking Trojans, but criminals go wherever they can find victims. The gradual trickle of Linux-based threats...

Nacro Ransomware

Posted: August 15, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Nacro Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the Ransomware-as-a-Service known as STOP Ransomware. Its encryption can keep your files from opening in other programs while it awaits a ransom. Victims should recover from backups, if possible, and use anti-malware products for removing the Nacro Ransomware safely from their systems. In a stability-challenged market, the STOP Ransomware 's breakneck pacing of update management is becoming one of its most identifiable eccentricities. Multiple samples from victims throughout the world are verifying that the Nacro Ransomware's campaign...

YobaCrypt Ransomware

Posted: August 14, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The YobaCrypt Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that can keep your media files from opening by encrypting them. Since encryption attacks are securable against third parties easily, users should maintain backups that give them an easy recovery option against infections. They also can protect their computers by keeping anti-malware products active for removing the YobaCrypt Ransomware as soon as they detect it. File-locking Trojans can take their inspiration from many sources. In the YobaCrypt Ransomware's case, the theme of its campaign correlates with Internet jokes popularized on...

Coharos Ransomware

Posted: August 14, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Coharos Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan whose primary symptoms include stopping standard formats of files from opening, such as your documents or pictures. It also delivers ransom messages, changes extensions, deletes some backups and may install spyware. Users should delete the Coharos Ransomware safely through anti-malware utilities before getting their media back through a backup resource or third-party decryptor. Infection vectors of an unknown type are serving file-locking Trojans up to victims in Argentina, and possibly other nations around the world. This update of the...

Hermes666 Ransomware

Posted: August 14, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Hermes666 Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that can stop digital media from opening by encrypting it. The payload also includes changing extensions, delivering ransom notes in TXT formats, and, in some cases, erasing the Restore Points. Users should save their backups to locations inaccessible to Trojans and always can have their anti-malware solutions remove the Hermes666 Ransomware as necessary. The 2017 Hermes Ransomware owns the theme of the Greek deity of messengers, but, apparently, no one informed the threat actor that's using one of the latest versions of the Maoloa...

Mtogas Ransomware

Posted: August 13, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Mtogas Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a variant of the STOP Ransomware. These Ransomware-as-a-Service Trojans can compromise your PC through pirated downloads or other scams, and use encryption for preventing digital media like documents from opening. Always quarantine or delete the Mtogas Ransomware with anti-malware solutions before handling data recovery through backups or public decryptors. The importance of redundancy in one's data storage continues being a point worth emphasizing in computer security. Early August weekend attacks involving a new version of the STOP...

mr.yoba@aol.com Ransomware

Posted: August 12, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The mr.yoba@aol.com Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan and variant of the previous Relock Ransomware. Infections may stop media files from opening or leave ransom messages in text or advanced Web page formats. Users should have backups for their files' safety and anti-malware services for uninstalling the mr.yoba@aol.com Ransomware or blocking it, as is appropriate. The Relock Ransomware family is creating a new source of file endangerment for Windows users. However, while the mr.yoba@aol.com Ransomware is more than capable of locking your content, it's not necessarily as adept at...

WECANHELP Ransomware

Posted: August 12, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The WECANHELP Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan deriving from the Crypton Ransomware family's Cry36 Ransomware branch. Since an attack can damage large numbers of files on your computer, including widely-used formats, you should keep at least one, external backup for countering the side effects. Most anti-malware programs can provide further protection by deleting the WECANHELP Ransomware as they identify it. The minor family of file-locking Trojans, Crypton Ransomware (also typed as CryptON) is becoming slightly less minute with a new child targeting unknown users through...

Arsium Ransomware

Posted: August 9, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
A user called 'arsium' has released a ransomware builder that can be downloaded for free from a popular, public hacking forum. This is bad news since it means that we are likely to encounter an influx of dangerous file-encryption Trojans that have been built with the assistance of the Arsium Ransomware builder. However, a closer inspection of the Arsium Ransomware toolkit that the threat actor has released revealed that there is a significant chance that victims of this particular file-locker may have a chance to recover their files free of charge. This is because the file-encryption...

Junior Ransomware

Posted: August 9, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Junior Ransomware is a file-encryption Trojan that appears to share a large portion of its code with the Cs16 Ransomware , a variant of the fairly unpopular Cryakl Ransomware . The latter ransomware family is compatible with a public & free decryption tool, so there is a slight chance that victims of the Junior Ransomware might be able to rely on the same decryptor tool to assist them with the recovery of their data. However, this is yet to be confirmed, and the Junior Ransomware should be treated as a high-profile threat that has the ability to cause long-lasting damage to your...

Londec Ransomware

Posted: August 9, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The STOP Ransomware list of members continues to grow with the Londec Ransomware. This file-encryption Trojan is spread via bogus email messages that urge the victim to download an attached file – often disguised as a legitimate document that attracts interest. Often, these documents are laced with a script, which, once executed, deploys the Londec Ransomware's payload and launches the corrupted file. Once the Londec Ransomware has been started, it begins to encrypt documents, images, videos, archives, etc. Usually, victims of variants of the STOP Ransomware lose the majority of valuable...

Kovasoh Ransomware

Posted: August 8, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Kovasoh Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the family of the STOP Ransomware, which often, but not exclusively, targets Southeast Asia. The Kovasoh Ransomware locking method uses AES and RSA encryption for keeping documents and similar work content on your computer from opening, which it may do permanently. Users would be wise to establish secure backups for their files' protection and can have dedicated anti-malware products delete the Kovasoh Ransomware as needed. The Ransomware-as-a-Service or RaaS family of the STOP Ransomware is, not very surprisingly, the culprit behind...

Nvetud Ransomware

Posted: August 8, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Nvetud Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the Ransomware-as-a-Service known as STOP Ransomware or Djvu Ransomware. Infections can cause different files (documents, pictures, etc.) to stop opening, add extensions to their names, and erase backups. Victims can recover from non-local backups after deleting the Nvetud Ransomware with an appropriate anti-malware application. The STOP Ransomware is widely-recognizable for both the breakneck speed of its version iterating and its preference for using fake downloads like torrents for gaining victims in India, the Philippines and...

Brusaf Ransomware

Posted: August 7, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Brusaf Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the Ransomware-as-a-Service family of the STOP Ransomware. It attacks your files with encryption for locking them, erases backups, and drops text messages with ransom demands for the unlocker. Users should let their anti-malware tools uninstall the Brusaf Ransomware or block installations, and have backups for recovering any documents or other content. Indonesia is a nation that's at risk for an intimidating range of natural disasters, including flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis. However, malware experts are continuing to see data...

Masok Ransomware

Posted: August 7, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Masok Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that can disable documents and other digital media through encryption. These attacks rarely are recoverable, and most users will require backups for recovering. In most scenarios, anti-malware programs should remove the Masok Ransomware appropriately or block infections through traditional vectors. Among the series of file-locker Trojans targeting Indonesia, many of them, like the Masok Ransomware, belong to the STOP Ransomware or Djvu Ransomware family. However, not all of them stop their attacks at just the residents of that country. For...
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