Ransomed@india.com Ransomware

Posted: May 17, 2018

Ransomed@india.com Ransomware Description

The Ransomed@india.com Ransomware is a variant of the Crypton Ransomware, a file-locking Trojan that blocks media by encrypting it. A Ransomed@india.com Ransomware infection also displays pop-ups carrying its ransoming demands for recovering your files by paying the threat actor, although victims always should try other solutions preferentially. Most anti-malware programs can stop or uninstall the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware without issues, and a backup can reduce the damage it's capable of causing.

A Two-Year-Old Trojan Gets into New Crimes

Even with most of the file-locking Trojan industry comprising of large collectives of freeware and RaaS (or 'Ransomware-as-a-Service') products, small families of similar threats can be unsafe to your PC and its files equally. The Ransomed@india.com Ransomware is a recent addition to a series of threats whose beginning started in 2016, with the Crypton Ransomware. Variants of the file-locking Trojan, including not just the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware, but also the Cry128 Ransomware, the Cry9 Ransomware, the Damoclis Ransomware, and the Losers Ransomware, all use similar attacks for locking your files, in return for ransoms.

Like the original Trojan, the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware attacks specific formats of media associated with work or recreational data, including Word documents, space-compressed archives like ZIPs, HTML Web pages and JPG or PNG pictures. The Ransomed@india.com Ransomware also may add its extension to their names. The additional text is variable, but often follows a format of '.id-_' and an e-mail address. After encrypting and blocking these files, the threat launches its pop-up and may create an accompanying text message with a duplicate warning.

The only modification to the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware's warning message that malware experts are seeing is its change of e-mail addresses, indicating that the threat actors are different from previous ones or are rotating to a new account for negotiations. The instructions, still, ask for Bitcoins for the decryption solution and continue identifying the threat as a version of the Crypton Ransomware. Paying the ransom should be disregarded as a preferable solution for most victims due to the risks of the decryptor's unavailability and the lack of refund protections with most ransom-related payments.

Keeping Your Files from Getting Ransomed

Just over thirty formats of data are affected by the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware's encryption attacks, which can block the associated files permanently. While malware researchers note an existing decryption option available for free that may be compatible with this recent variant of the Crypton Ransomware, they have yet to confirm this software's working as intended. Users can prevent harm to their files from the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware most effectively by storing their backups in places that the Trojan can't search, such as detached USBs.

Some versions of the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware's family use RDP exploits for installing themselves with the manual intervention of a threat actor. Criminals can gain access to your computer for this purpose after you open a corrupted e-mail attachment or use brute-force-vulnerable passwords for your logins. Monitor your network security settings appropriately and scan incoming files before opening them. Anti-malware programs should delete the Ransomed@india.com Ransomware by default, as well as any Trojans that are capable of dropping it on your computer.

When what's old becomes new, again, it's a demonstration of how too many PC owners are falling for the same threat types and security risks. The Ransomed@india.com Ransomware doesn't need to add anything new to its payload's scope, when the same attacks are, still, earning money.

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