Nakw Ransomware

Nakw Ransomware Description

The Nakw Ransomware is a brand-new crypto-virus which, according to researchers, stems from the popular Djvu Ransomware breed. The malware applies a strong encryption algorithm, which renders the user’s files inaccessible unless a ransom is paid out in exchange for a decryption tool. The encrypted files are recognizable easily thanks to the ‘.nakw’ appendix, which is added next to the encrypted file real extension. Unlike other popular ransomware threats out there, the Nakw Ransomware does not demand Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency. Rather, it demands real money, as set out in the ransom note.

The Ransom Note

The Nakw Ransomware ransom note is generated in the form of a text document called ‘_readme.txt,’ and it contains the following text:

"ATTENTION!
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only I file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-v.Zbt.Gh
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or "Junk” folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
gorentos@bitmessage.ch
Reserve e-mail acidress to contact us:
gerentosrestore@firemail.cc
Your personal ID:'

Free Decryption not Available

PC users who have fallen victim to a Nakw Ransomware infection may rely on data backups for the time being. While security researchers have spotted the Nakw Ransomware and added it to the ID Ransomware, they have yet to devise a free decryptor for the current Djvu variant. However, infected users may try a free available decryptor for older Djvu strains nonetheless. If it works, great. If not, then paying the ransom should be considered as a last resort, for there is no guarantee that the hackers will remain true to their word even after receiving payment.

Infection Vectors

The Nakw Ransomware takes full advantage of pretty much all conventional distribution methods in its quest for reaching as many targets as possible. In this regard, the Nakw Ransomware may arrive embedded in an infected email attachment, a malware-laden advertisement, a piece of rogue security software, etc. Once the unsafe payload has landed on the target machine, it launches the encryption process by making the latter look like a regular Windows Update. Alongside the encryption, the Nakw Ransomware also modifies the Windows Hosts file to block the user’s opportunity to look for AV solutions online. That is why it is paramount to have a reputable anti-malware software solution always running in the background. It may not be a reverse encryption necessarily, but it may eliminate this harmful ransomware and stop any further damage it may otherwise cause.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Nakw 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: October 30, 2019
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