The Npsk Ransomware is a file-locker that is considered impossible to decrypt via free tools. It is based on the STOP Ransomware project and, unfortunately, both of these threats use an almost flawless file-locking mechanism, which would be impossible to reverse without acquiring the unique decryption key that the Npsk Ransomware generated for the victim's device. However, this key is only stored on the servers of the attackers, and they are not willing to provide it for free – they ask their victim to purchase the key by paying some Bitcoin.
But how does the Npsk Ransomware reach your computer? Typically, threatening software of this sort is spread online through a plethora of tricks – fake downloads, deceptive advertisements, pirated content, etc. Needless to say, staying away from suspicious files is a great way to prevent ransomware attacks, but it may not be enough to mitigate them entirely. The best way to protect your device and data from Npsk Ransomware's attack is to use an up-to-date anti-malware application.
If the attack is not prevented successfully, the Npsk Ransomware may end up causing significant damage to your files by encrypting their contents. It also will mark the names of locked files with the extension '.npsk' to make them easy to recognize. The last thing that the Npsk Ransomware does is to drop the '_readme.txt' ransom note, which contains a message from the perpetrators. They offer to decrypt one file for free and ask the victim to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. They say that the full decryption service can be purchased for $490 in the next 72 hours, and the price will be raised to $980 if the fee is not paid on time.
It is not recommended to try to purchase anything from ransomware creators. Instead, run an anti-malware tool to eliminate the file-locker, and then try out the best data recovery tools and options available online.
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