'.myjob File Extension' Ransomware

'.myjob File Extension' Ransomware Description

The '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the Dharma Ransomware or Crysis Ransomware family. Besides adding its extension to the names of your files, it also encrypts them, which blocks their opening in their normal programs. Backing up content to other devices and monitoring your network's security will reduce the dangers of infection, and any anti-malware program should remove the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware automatically.

The Easy Job for Cyber-Age Thieves

The recent releases of the Dharma Ransomware sub-division of the much broader Crysis Ransomware family, a Ransomware-as-a-Service business, are continuing to enjoy semi-constant usage out in the wild. Threat actors are managing another variant, the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware, with few changes of note, other than cosmetic ones. The attacks have yet to be connected with specific victims, although malware experts find the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware's family guilty of targeting business sector networks typically.

While businesses are at the most risk from the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware infections, the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware can lock digital media on any 32-bit Windows system. It uses both AES and RSA-based encryption algorithms for guaranteeing that the files are unusable and non-decryptable without the threat actor's help. The users can search for the 'myjob' extension that the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware adds at the end of each filename for identifying what data is being kept hostage, with text documents, databases, slideshows, spreadsheets, archives, audio and video encompassing some of the traditional targets.

The Dharma Ransomware family that the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware belongs to uses both text and Web page-based ransom notes. These messages and pop-ups give the victim information on contacting the threat actor and paying a ransom, such as Bitcoins, for the decryption solution that unlocks their files. As with all related campaigns like those of the '.Bear File Extension' Ransomware, the 'backtonormal@foxmail.com' Ransomware, the '.cccmn File Extension' Ransomware and the 'help@decrypt-files.info' Ransomware, malware experts recommend against paying. Threat actors, in particular, can accept Bitcoin ransoms, without any risk for behaving fraudulently due to its limited refund protocols.

The Piece of Windows that's Wrong

The '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware, like its equally recent brother of the 'suppfirecrypt@qq.com' Ransomware, hides on Windows by pretending that it's a core component of the OS ('explorer.exe') while maintaining its background persistence. However, infection strategies may not try installing this threat as a Windows update necessarily. Some of the usual tactics for dropping file-locking Trojans center, predominantly, around e-mail attachments targeting network admins and employees. Malware experts, additionally, find some threats of this type circulating through criminals who gain access through a brute-force attack.

Responsible management of passwords and other login credentials can eliminate the majority of brute-force, network-breaching attempts. Users also can scan e-mail attachments and links with appropriate anti-malware tools for detecting either the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware or other threats, such as Trojan droppers, that aid with its installation. As usual, any compromised PC should have these same anti-malware tools put to use for deleting the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware and disinfecting it as soon as possible.

The presence of any Windows Shadow Volume Copies for recovering your files, like the existence of free decryptors for the '.myjob File Extension' Ransomware, remains unlikely, at best. While criminals keep releasing minor variations on the same threat, employees on vulnerable networks need to remember to not keep all their data in a single, easily-targeted location.

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Posted: November 26, 2018
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