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Ufo Ransomware

Posted: December 30, 2020

The Christmas Holidays are often the time that cybercriminals use to unleash new malware on the Internet. These days, hundreds of millions of users spend more time on their computers and smartphones, and they are more likely to encounter corrupted files. One of the latest threats to be detected by anti-virus products worldwide is the newly identified Ufo Ransomware. This file-locker has not been assigned to any of the widespread ransomware families yet, and it is possible that it might have been built from scratch.

Users affected by the Ufo Ransomware attack may be unable to use important documents, archives, databases, backups, media, and other files. This is because the Trojan has encrypted their contents, and the attackers are offering a paid decryption service, which can only be paid for through a Bitcoin transaction.

Ufo Ransomware's attack is distinguishable by the unique extension that the malware uses to tag the names of the files it locks – '.encrypted11.[HappyNewYear2021@tutanota.com].ufo.' Another change typical for the new Ufo Ransomware is the creation of the ransom note '@READ_ME@.txt.' In addition to the dedicated ransom message, the Ufo Ransomware also spawns a new window, which instructs victims to send a message to HappyNewYear2021@tutanota.com if they want to find out how to recover their files.

The criminals are asking for a Bitcoin payment and you should not accept their offer. Instead of trying to strike a deal with the hackers behind this project, users should run an anti-virus tool to terminate Ufo Ransomware's components and prevent the threat from damaging more files. Once the malware has been contained, its victims can experiment with popular data recovery strategies and software.

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