Nppp Ransomware Description
The Nppp Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the STOP Ransomware or the Djvu Ransomware family. Although its core feature involves blocking content by encrypting it, the Trojan also creates ransom notes, deletes backups, and blocks some websites. Windows users should protect themselves through rigorous backup storage and at least one anti-malware product to stop or remove the Nppp Ransomware.
The STOP Ransomware isn't Getting Anywhere Near Its Name
Remaining one of the highest in proliferation Ransomware-as-a-Services this year, the STOP Ransomware is reinventing, if not its methods, at least, its names continuingly. From the early days of the Djvu Ransomware and the Promock Ransomware to 2020's Pykw Ransomware, Covm Ransomware, and the Nppp Ransomware, its family is extorting money from unprotected Windows users under a dizzying range of titles. The Nppp Ransomware's recent appearance confirms that the Trojan's RaaS business model is working out well, at least, for the owners of the STOP Ransomware family.
The Nppp Ransomware is a Windows-based Trojan that seeks to 'lock' files, or stop their opening in any compatible programs, with its encryption feature. This AES-256 encryption attack will use a built-in key or a downloadable one for security and distract the victim with a fake Windows update window while working. Significantly, the Nppp Ransomware also can delete the most common local backup types, the Restore Points.
The ransoming message of the Nppp Ransomware infections are highly-visible and give a few days of a 'bargain price' for the unlocker. After the time limit's expiration, the victim's cost for unlocking their work rises to nearly one thousand USD. Whether or not they pay the first price or the second one, criminals may withhold their help, or provide a decryption service that doesn't work according to their claims.
The Real Stopping Power for an Ongoing Trojan Crisis
Users can force STOP Ransomware's family to live up to its name by adhering to security practices advantageous for all Windows users. Malware experts particularly recommend watching the following areas, which are the verified infection methods for the Nppp Ransomware's family:
Illicit downloads, such as gaming cracks, may carry the STOP Ransomware variants – either due to being misnamed or as a bundle. This family is a known risk factor on some torrent networks.
E-mail tactics and phishing lures with attachments or, more rarely, Web links can encourage downloads of corrupted documents like invoices and resumes. Such files can include macros and other exploitative content that facilitates drive-by-download attacks (but may require the user to enable them).
Some attackers will hunt for business entities and unprotected servers by scanning for software vulnerabilities or weak passwords. Appropriate management of passwords and security patches can keep users from being vulnerable targets.
The Nppp Ransomware also is at high risk of propagating throughout a network, even if the credentials are secure, due to its synergy with AZORult – a password-collecting, third-party program. Anti-malware products can prevent or remove the Nppp Ransomware infections, but will not recover the locked files.
Users have to treat their file storage as seriously as a business if they want RaaS attacks to stop appearing. The Nppp Ransomware campaign is symptomatic of criminals taking to their work with more discipline than their victims, as is unfortunately true since the early days of the Djvu Ransomware.
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