Unfortunately, users affected by the 2021 Ransomware attack will lose access to the majority of their files because of the devastating file-encryption attack that this malware executes. All files that the 2021 Ransomware takes as hostages will be marked with the extension '.id-<VICTIM ID>.[firstname.lastname@example.org].2021.' In addition to this change, the ransomware also drops the text document 'FILES ENCRYPTED.txt' on the desktop. The 2021 Ransomware is the latest update to the list of ransomware based on the Dharma Ransomware project.
According to 2021 Ransomware's creators, victims of the attack will only be able to restore access to their files by purchasing a decryption service from the perpetrators. This offer's price is not mentioned, but victims are warned that they will need to use Bitcoin to complete the payment. We advise against trying to co-operate with 2021 Ransomware's authors because it is highly unlikely that they will fulfill their part of the deal.
If the 2021 Ransomware has damaged your files, you should run an applications scanner to terminate the threat and prevent it from causing more issues. Once the malware is gone, you will need to try to recover your data. The most adequate way to do this is to rescue them from a recent backup copy. If this alternative is not available to you, then you may need to experiment with popular data recovery utilities.
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