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Paralock Ransomware

Posted: February 15, 2021

File-encryption Trojans are a profitable venture for cybercriminals, especially now that they are so easily accessible. Crooks have dozens of ransomware families to pick from, and they can often use them to create a custom file-locker whose encryption is impossible to reverse for free. The Paralock Ransomware is the latest file-locker to be seen online, and it is based on the infamous Parasite Ransomware. Unfortunately, users who fall victim to the Paralock Ransomware attack will not have access to a free decryptor, and they may need to explore alternative data recovery options.

The Paralock Ransomware's attack has very noticeable properties. It encrypts a large portion of the victim's files and uses the extension '.paralock' to mark their names. On top of this, it drops the ransom message 'info.hta' in every directory, which contains a locked file. The criminals ask the victim to message paracrypt@cock.li for assistance and also promise to unlock two files for free.

While the criminals do not mention anything about a ransom payment, you can rest assured that they will not supply you with a decryptor unless you pay them first. You should never send money to cybercriminals and ransomware creators because there is a significant chance that they will try to trick you. Instead, use an anti-virus scanner to eliminate the Paralock Ransomware, and then look for alternative file restoration options.

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