Ramsomeer Ransomware Description
The Ramsomeer Ransomware is a Trojan most likely built off of DUMB, a GitHub-hosted 'proof of concept' for file-encrypting threats. The Trojan blocks your files with encryption and launches a window soliciting ransoms before supposedly using a corresponding decryption solution to restore them. Since this Trojan is not yet in wide deployment, PC users can protect themselves by having anti-malware products for removing the Ramsomeer Ransomware by automated means whenever it tries to infect their systems, as well as by making backups not saved to the same machine.
Turkey Starts the New Year with New Trojans
A concise and on-point message is one of the bulwarks of social engineering, and con artists can find their campaigns profiting from such techniques as much as law-abiding citizens. With the Ramsomeer Ransomware, malware experts see a new Trojan that delivers all the bare bones details of its attacks, along with additional threats, to ease the ransoming process. Like any suitably-paranoid threat actor, the Ramsomeer Ransomware's author is still using the favorite cryptocurrency of Bitcoin, making sure that taking the payment comes with no obligations on his part to honor the agreement.
The Ramsomeer Ransomware seems to be a derivative of DUMB, a file-encrypting Trojan whose author apparently developed solely as a 'proof of concept' without deploying it. Other sources report possible ties with the Android smartphone-locking Trojan Lockerpin, although malware experts can't confirm this speculation. Aside from the details of its creation, the Ramsomeer Ransomware is in development with components targeting both Turkish and English speakers. It encrypts your files with a XOR algorithm and launches a Web application-based ransom message.
The Ramsomeer Ransomware's extortion notice explains the basic situation of the infection, as well as delivering clear payment instructions (0.3 Bitcoins, equal to 236 USD) and a time limit of two days. Victims who ignore the latter will no longer have access to the decryption key, making any files not recoverable via other methods (such as backups) unreadable in perpetuity. The decryption feature also is built into the same window directly, emphasizing ease of use.
Struck with a Trojan Easily Solved
There are no current decryptors for the Ramsomeer Ransomware on offer from third parties, but the open-source nature of its associated threats makes it more possible than not that a freeware solution is forthcoming. However, for most PC users, malware researchers always endorse using thorough and rigorously updated backup strategies for counteracting all threats of this classification. Being able to restore your files from another location make any encryption damages the Ramsomeer Ransomware causes irrelevant and allows you to ignore the forty-eight-hour limit to resolve the security issue in your own time.
Always update your anti-malware solutions to help them detect newly-produced threats like the Ramsomeer Ransomware with minimal inaccuracies. Infection exploits that malware analysts also recommend being cautious around include torrent downloads, e-mail attachments, and script-based downloads that trigger through your browser automatically. Most comprehensive anti-malware products should provide adequate protection from all of these threats and remove the Ramsomeer Ransomware without its encrypting any content.
There's nothing 'dumb' about being without backup plans after a Trojan attacks your files. Readers should remember that good defense plans against Trojans like the Ramsomeer Ransomware always entails some preventative maintenance.
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File System Modifications
The following files were created in the system:
file.exeFile name: file.exe
Size: 38.4 KB (38400 bytes)
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 17, 2017