CRYPTBD Ransomware is a low-quality file-locker, which is being spread online with the help of fake downloads, pirated software/media, and other non-trustworthy content. If the CRYPTBD Ransomware is not stopped by your computer's security software, it may gain the ability to cause long-term damage to many of your files by encrypting their contents. Threats of this sort aim to lock as many files as possible in order to maximize their damage, and the CRYPTBD Ransomware is not any different – it will damage documents, videos, archives, media, backups, and dozens of other types of files. The files it damages will have their name changed by adding the '.CRYPTBD' extension.
The CRYPTBD Ransomware uses a ransom note called 'HOW_TO_RECOVER_DATA.html' and it seems to be identical to the one used by the MedusaLocker Ransomware. It has been determined that both the CRYPTBD Ransomware and the MedusaLocker Ransomware use identical file-locking routines and, unfortunately, this means that the newly identified CRYPTBD Ransomware is impossible to unlock for free.
The authors of the CRYPTBD Ransomware ask for a ransom payment via Bitcoin, but they do not mention the exact price or details - instead, they ask the victim to send them a message at the emails email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. However, it is not recommended to try to contact the criminals since they will only agree to assist you if you send them a few hundred dollars via Bitcoin. Paying money to ransomware creators is likely to get you scammed, so this should always be a last resort. Victims of the CRYPTBD Ransomware should run an antivirus scanner to eliminate the threat and then try to use alternative data recovery tools.
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