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Mijnal Ransomware

Posted: December 31, 2020

File-encryption Trojans are one of the biggest threats to the safety of your files, and, unfortunately, cybercriminals continue to release dozens of new file-lockers every few weeks. One of the latest names to be detected by anti-virus products is the Mijnal Ransomware. This threat may originate from a Russian-speaking country since it uses a ransom message written in fluent Russian. However, it is unlikely that it will target Russian-speaking users exclusively – the threat may reach computers worldwide by exploiting popular malware propagation channels and tricks.

If the Mijnal Ransomware infiltrates a computer successfully, it may proceed to lock the contents of valuable files like documents, spreadsheets, images, videos, databases, backups and more. Unfortunately, a free decryption tool for the Mijnal Ransomware is not available, and its victims may need to turn to alternative data recovery options. If you have fallen victim to the Mijnal Ransomware attack, you will see the extension '.mijnal' added to the end of the names of many of your files.

Mijnal Ransomware's last action is to drop the ransom messages 'README_LOCK.txt' and 'OpenTheTorBrouser.html.' The former is in Russian, and it tells victims to use the TOR browser to open the file 'OpenTheTorBrouser.html.' This file takes victims to an online payment page, which urges them to pay some Bitcoin in exchange for a decryption tool.

Trying to pay for the decryption services of non-trustworthy cybercriminals is a bad idea and you should not consider it. Instead of trying to co-operate with the ransomware's creators, you should run an anti-virus tool to ensure the full removal of Mijnal Ransomware's components. After you do this, you will be able to start recovering your files from a backup or utilizing alternative data recovery measures.

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