Raldug Ransomware

Posted: April 11, 2019

Raldug Ransomware Description

The Raldug Ransomware is a threatening file-encryption Trojan that may be spread via fake downloads and updates, pirated media and software or corrupted email attachments. Threats like this one are harmful exceptionally since they have the ability to cause long-lasting damage to the files of their victims, and even removing the source of the problem will not be enough to reverse the damage.

Cybersecurity experts have identified the Raldug Ransomware as a member of the STOP Ransomware family, which is likely to mean that the files locked by it will not be compatible with any of the free decryption utilities available online. This ransomware family has become rather popular in 2019, and malware researchers have had to deal with a long list of file-encryption Trojans inspired by it – Promorad2 Ransomware, Grovat Ransomware and others.

Once the Raldug Ransomware infiltrates a computer successfully, it may set off the file-encryption attack and begin to lock the contents of a broad range of documents, images, videos, songs, archives, spreadsheets, and other popular file types. Whenever it locks a file, the ransomware also will modify its name and ad the ‘.raldug’ extension (e.g. ‘archive.rar’ would be renamed to ‘archive.rar.raldug’). When there are no files left to encrypt, the Raldug Ransomware may drop the ransom note ‘_readme.txt,’ which instructs the user to contact blower@firemail.cc or blower@india.com for further instructions. What the attackers may not mention is that their services are not free, and they may ask the victim to send at least a few hundred dollars’ worths of Bitcoins to the attackers’ wallet.

Of course, sending money to cybercriminals is out of the question, and you should not do it. Remember that even if you complete the payment, you may not get anything in return. The suggestion is to eradicate the Raldug Ransomware with the help of an updated anti-malware application and then look into alternative data recovery options.

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