'.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware

'.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware Description

The '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware is a fork of the Unlock92 Ransomware and continues blocking your files via encryption to sell you the decryption solution. Attacks are visibly recognizable by the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware's inclusion of new extensions on any encoded content, but the difficulty of reversing such attacks may mean that your data loss is permanent. As such, using anti-malware programs for blocking and deleting the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware beforehand is a highly recommended strategy.

A New Software Bug Birthed from Older Trojans

Taking the appearance of a file at surface value is one of the ways con artists exploit naiveté for spreading threats with minimal technical exploits. In many attacks, such as the latest Trojan droppers for the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware, nothing more is required than naming the original executable file into looking like something it's not, such as an XLSX Excel spreadsheet. Instead of receiving any spreadsheet data, PC users launching the file will infect their systems with the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware and put their files at risk.

The '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware launches with the same attacks malware experts previously saw from its closest relative, the Russian Unlock92 Ransomware. The '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware blocks your media by encrypting it, using an algorithm estimated as being the RSA-2046, and targeting data types such as spreadsheets, documents and pictures. Each encrypted file receives an extra extension, '.kukaracha' (an apparent misspelling of the Spanish word for 'cockroach'), that it adds behind any original ones.

Once it blocks your files with the encryption attack's cipher, the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware may create a ransom message in formats such as TXT, PDF or HTML Web page-based pop-ups. Threat actors may request differing quantities and types of payments for their help but always will demand the ransom before offering any decryption services, which may not restore any content.

Exterminating the Cockroach Infesting Your Files

The Unlock92 Ransomware family is not particularly large, especially when compared to other file-encryption Trojans like the Crysis Ransomware or Hidden Tear. Nor is the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware an especially original or creative update to that base program. However, its expansion to Bulgarian PC users and the use of infection vectors oriented towards business environments gives loud warnings of the intended demographics of its victims.

Workers using systems with network access should be cautious about often-used infection vectors for fake spreadsheets, such as e-mails, and be sure to scan these incoming files with proper security utilities. A slim majority of existing anti-malware solutions may detect and delete the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware through heuristic means. Doing so before the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware triggers its full payload is important since there are no freeware decryptions for the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware for decoding assistance.

Threat authors are doing their best to re-tool old, proven Trojans for new attacks specializing in particular regions and types of targets. Anyone who holds their hard drive's files at a premium would do well to follow the malware experts' routine recommendations of maintaining backups that can weaken the efficiency of data-based extortionists like the '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to '.kukaracha File Extension' Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Posted: November 21, 2016
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs 82
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