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Pecunia Ransomware

Posted: March 26, 2021

The Pecunia Ransomware is a file-encryption Trojan that is being distributed online via fake downloads and updates, misleading advertisements, corrupted email attachments, and other shady content coming from low-quality websites. Needless to say, trying to steer away from suspicious files and websites is not always easy, so it is best to have a secondary later of protection in the shape of a regularly updated anti-virus software suite. Keeping your system secured at all times is the most convenient way to ensure that the Pecunia Ransomware will never get a chance to cause any damage to your files.

Failing to mitigate Pecunia Ransomware's attack may result in a lot of damage being caused to your file system. This malware is designed to encrypt a wide range of file formats like documents, archives, backups, spreadsheets, databases and lots of media. After a file is locked, the malware will mark its name by using the extension '.[<VICTIM ID>].[pecunia0318@airmail.cc].pecunia.'

Cybersecurity experts have determined that Pecunia Ransomware's file-locking mechanism is identical to the one that the Makop Ransomware uses. Unfortunately, neither of these threats is decryptable for free, and their victims may not be able to run a free decryption tool. This means that your data recovery options are limited – the only guaranteed way to restore access to the files that the Pecunia Ransomware damages is to recover them from a recent backup.

The Pecunia Ransomware's creators also offer a solution, but it is not an acceptable one. They want to be paid a ransom fee via Bitcoin, and they promise to provide a recovery tool in return. They also offer to unlock 2-3 files for free if the victim sends them to pecunia0318@airmail.cc or pecunia0318@goat.si, or pecunia0318@tutanota.com. We advise you to take advantage of their free offer, but you should not accept to pay them any money because you are likely to end up being tricked.

Users affected by the Pecunia Ransomware attack should ignore the messages of the extortionists and run an anti-malware tool to eliminate the threatening software. After this task is completed, they can start recovering from a backup or experimenting with alternative data recovery options.