KASP Ransomware

Posted: September 7, 2020

KASP Ransomware Description

The KASP Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the family of the STOP Ransomware. The KASP Ransomware prevents users from opening media files, such as documents, to hold them for ransom. Keeping appropriately-secure backups will enable an inexpensive recovery, and most anti-malware products will eliminate the KASP Ransomware as is needed.

Trojan Services that will not STOP Serving Problems for Windows

Other file-locker Trojan families are similarly-active, but the STOP Ransomware or the Djvu Ransomware retains a popularity lead over most of its competing Ransomware-as-a-Services. The newest variant, the KASP Ransomware, sticks to the usual tradition of taking its name from an extension of four random characters. Nevertheless, this detail is more cosmetic than it is payload-significant. Windows users dealing with the KASP Ransomware infections will find it just as capable of file sabotage as its many fellows in this RaaS.

The KASP Ransomware specifically targets Windows environments and uses an RSA key-secured form of AES encryption for locking the user's media. Such attacks tend to be most harmful to Word and Adobe documents, pictures like BMPs or JPGs, music, movies, spreadsheets, slideshows and space-compressed archives. Besides the files not opening, they're recognizable through the KASP Ransomware's extra extension, including the string from its name. Depending on its internet connection, the KASP Ransomware may use a built-in or dynamic data-securing method.

The text message that the KASP Ransomware leaves for its victims is almost-completely identical to the previous iterations from its family, such as the TXTs of the Boop Ransomware, the Oonn Ransomware, the Nile Ransomware and the Vari Ransomware. Details include English language preferences, a link to a video example of the file-unlocking service, family-based e-mails for negotiating, and a ransom that nearly doubles after several days. Victims considering this option for restoring their work should remain aware of the dangers, such as other potential attacks, and the criminal's absconding with the money without any service.

Unsubscribing from Everyone's Least Favorite Ransomware-as-a-Service

The KASP Ransomware's family hires itself out to affiliates who distribute the Trojans while offering up a portion of the extortion proceeds. Since this group includes some measures against local backup recovery, most Windows users should protect their work with offsite, secure backups. The Restore Points are unsafe for depending on versus most RaaSes explicitly, including the STOP Ransomware, the Dharma Ransomware and the Scarab Ransomware.

Users should be attentive to most of the infection exploits and tactics that the STOP Ransomware variants use, including:

  • Torrents of illegal software-cracking tools or pirated media
  • E-mail attachments that fake being workplace-related documents
  • Software updates from unofficial websites and advertising links

Password security also is crucial for admins responsible for ransom-vulnerable servers, as is maintaining careful version control on software. Anti-malware tools are generally-adept at removing the KASP Ransomware family members but have no means of reversing their damage to any files.

With most easy decryption solutions for the KASP Ransomware's family at an end, victims will rely almost entirely on what they do before an attack in resolving the aftermath of one. When a backup is the only thing standing between valuable documents and digital destruction, 'forgetting' this daily chore is more than a mistake – it's expensive.

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