Rubina5 Ransomware

Posted: October 30, 2017
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs 2,045

Rubina5 Ransomware Description

The Rubina5 Ransomware is a Trojan that locks your files by enciphering their internal data, which keeps other applications from opening them correctly. Although malware experts estimate that this threat is developed only partially, its other symptoms are likely of including generating text messages or other forms of notes asking for cryptocurrency ransoms to restore your files. Unlock your media by any free means you prefer after deleting the Rubina5 Ransomware with any appropriate anti-malware tool.

A Trojan with Its Hand Held out for Bitcoin Change

What may be a new member of the Dharma Ransomware or Globe Imposter Ransomware families is just now identifiable in attacks trying to block file data in exchange for a small payment in Bitcoins. Although the Trojan's state of completeness is still subject to some speculation, the newfound Rubina5 Ransomware includes most of the features anticipated in threats of this category. These attacks consist of dropping messages to the victims, built-in, ransom-based recovery options, and the ability to encode and lock files.

Some members of the cybersecurity industry suggest that members of the Nemucod Trojan downloader family are responsible for circulating the Rubina5 Ransomware, which may arrive through e-mail attachments, free downloads, or Web-browsing exploits. Malware experts have been unable to verify any specific infection method, but, once installed, the Rubina5 Ransomware begins encrypting media. It searches for and locks data such as documents, archives, or pictures, and appends its '.rubina5' extension to their names as a visual marker.

The Rubina5 Ransomware should be displaying a built-in file-unlocking module, most likely inside of an advanced HTML pop-up. However, for now, its threat actors are delivering their ransom demands through simple text files. The equivalent of 92 USD in Bitcoin value is much smaller than similar ransoms as analyzed by malware experts, which raises the probability of the Rubina5 Ransomware attacking casual PC users, instead of business networks or government systems.

Keeping Coins out of the Rubina5 Ransomware's Cup

Although the Rubina5 Ransomware is a probably amateur effort in utilizing encryption for holding content hostage, malware researchers can't yet determine whether or not this threat is compatible with freeware decryption programs. Victims without a backup available should contact professional security industry researchers and be willing to provide samples of the Rubina5 Ransomware for further investigation on its encryption methods. No matter what infection vector it uses, the Rubina5 Ransomware almost always will install itself under a disguise and suppress its symptoms until it finishes blocking the local files.

Along with the other features outlined, the Rubina5 Ransomware also may terminate various security applications, make network contact with con artists-controlled servers, or modify the user's desktop background. Users can counteract most of these features or negate them entirely after they delete the Rubina5 Ransomware with their anti-malware program. However, unlocking files is beyond the purview of standard cybersecurity products and, with many encryption algorithms, it is impossible.

The Rubina5 Ransomware offers relatively little new ground to the threatening software industry that it resides within while reminding users that there's always room for new threats on the market. Instead of letting con artists determine what your files are worth to you, malware experts would recommend backing up your hard drive and avoiding strange downloads.

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