The Flubo Ransomware is a low-quality file-locker based on the Xorist Ransomware project. This might be good news since the Xorist file-locker uses a decryptable encryption routine, and its victims may often be able to restore access to their data with the use of a free decryptor. The same technique might work for victims of the Flubo Ransomware, but this is yet to be confirmed. What we know for sure about the Flubo Ransomware is the fact that it has the ability to encrypt the contents of many types of files, therefore making their contents inaccessible. The damaged files also will have their names marked with the '.flubo' extension. Last but not least, this file-locker will drop the ransom note 'HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt' on the desktop.
In addition to the text-based message, victims of the Flubo Ransomware also will see a fake error message, which urges them to pay $500 via Bitcoin to the attackers. The criminals also provide the email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact – we advise you not to try to get in touch with them because they will not help you for free.
If you notice the '.flubo' extension among the names of your files, then the attack of the Flubo Ransomware is the likely reason for this. We advise victims of this threat to ignore the perpetrators' offer and eliminate the malware immediately by running an up-to-date anti-virus scanner. When the Flubo Ransomware is removed, they can experiment with the free 'Xorist Decryptor' or alternative data recovery tools.
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