OopsLocker Ransomware

Posted: July 20, 2017
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 73

OopsLocker Ransomware Description

The OopsLocker Ransomware is a Trojan that blocks your files by enciphering them with an AES and RSA encryption combination. Having previous backups is the simplest way of recovering your data from such attacks efficiently, and malware experts rate this threat as being not vulnerable to free decryptors currently. Use anti-malware products to block or remove the OopsLocker Ransomware, whose campaign may be targeting corporate users preferentially.

When a Simple 'Oops' isn't as Accidental as One might Think

Even most of the independent Trojans using encryption as a part of their payloads tend to attack nothing more than the most generic types of data: text documents, pictures, archives, or the output of default Windows products. It's only rarely that malware experts see threats like the OopsLocker Ransomware: a Trojan designed from the ground up for compromising corporate sector-based targets and for-profit company servers. Both this Trojan's file-locking attacks and anti-security features are of greatest concern to victims of these types, although recreational PC users aren't fully immune.

The OopsLocker Ransomware begins its attacks similar to other threats of its kind: by creating a custom ID for the system and scanning for files to block. Besides targeting content related to the Microsoft Office programs, the OopsLocker Ransomware also encodes local backups, SQL databases, Mac resource files, and other, specialized data types. In total, the Trojan blocks just over forty types of content while also appending their names with '.oops' extensions for identification.

Malware experts also can confirm the OopsLocker Ransomware for terminating other programs, particularly ones related to SQL database and Microsoft server management. Previous threats with similar payloads sometimes use similar attacks, but, instead, for disabling security-related programs like Task Manager.

Keeping Your Files out of a Weekly Extortion Schedule

The OopsLocker Ransomware's authors are using pop-ups to provide various information on paying their ransom for the decryption key, the input of which is necessary for gaining access to the OopsLocker Ransomware's decryption feature. Malware experts are rating the OopsLocker Ransomware's encryption method, which uses a combination of the AES-256 and RSA-1024, as being secure, which makes reverting to your backups the best non-premium method for data recovery. Otherwise, the OopsLocker Ransomware's fees will continue rising on a weekly basis, until the victim takes the risk of paying.

There are several exploits con artists may use for installing threats like the OopsLocker Ransomware onto corporate systems:

  • Brute-force-based hacking tools can make numerous login attempts to crack weak passwords (such as '1234' or 'admin'), which lets threat actors install the Trojan manually.
  • Disguised e-mail messages can carry either attachments or website links with content suitable for dropping the OopsLocker Ransomware, such as a macro-based drive-by-download attack.
  • Exploit kits with hosting on hacked or corrupted sites can load through your Web browser automatically and install arbitrary software.

Anti-malware programs can block all of these infection methods, except for ones related to poor password use, and prevent any encryption damages by deleting the OopsLocker Ransomware automatically. Otherwise, workers can back up their work to remote storage regularly and abide by secure password guidelines.

The OopsLocker Ransomware is a Trojan that's being sent to the same targets holding some of the greatest amounts of wealth for extorting. Even global businesses not staying diligent in their Web security duties could find themselves paying an illicit toll to this Trojan's campaign if they want to maintain possession of their files.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to OopsLocker 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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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

file.exe File name: file.exe
Size: 380.92 KB (380928 bytes)
MD5: 74257f66ac9e43b15b98ee7166f8bdc7
Detection count: 59
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: July 30, 2017
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