World Ransomware

Posted: November 25, 2020

World Ransomware Description

The World Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the Dharma Ransomware family, a Ransomware-as-a-Service. Although RaaS infection methods may change with new affiliates, this family's payload is consistent, including blocking files with secure encryption, deleting backups, and creating ransom notes. Users should invest in appropriate backups for recovering from infections after a preferred security solution removes the World Ransomware.

A World's Worth of File Woes in One Little Program

For threat actors with interests in extortion, the free options for file-locking Trojans abound. Therefore, it says something about the Ransomware-as-a-Service industry that many families within it remain stable for years at a time, including the Dharma Ransomware. The World Ransomware is an especially recent addition to the family. However, it operates on the same mentality, proving that Windows users still are vulnerable to the most bare-bones strategies for incapacitating valuable files.

The names of variants from the World Ransomware's family are arbitrary, based on the threat actor's preferred extension for tagging any locked files. Some, such as the Cvc Ransomware or the Prnds Ransomware, have no apparent meaning, while other members like the bH4T Ransomware, the Love$ Ransomware, and the subject of this article use self-evident themes. The extension fundamentally is cosmetic; the World Ransomware's file-locking feature depends on internal data encryption with AES that keeps files from opening, regardless of their names.

Along with the file-locking behavior, the World Ransomware samples are maintaining the other features typical of its family. Malware experts stress the backup-deleting function, which removes Restore Points during attacks. Another program-terminating one disables software could prevent the Trojan from sabotaging any files. Digital media like documents are archetypal targets and may impact home PC users or business entities' networks and servers equally harmfully.

A Safer Cyber-World without Trojans Profiting from It

All users should note the Windows Restore Points' vulnerability and compensate by having another means of restoring files through secure backups. By the time symptoms of the World Ransomware infections occur, such as extension changes, HTA pop-ups, and text message ransom notes, the media encryption is complete. Free decryptors are more likely for some families like Hidden Tear, but unusual for availability against a Ransomware-as-a-Service like the World Ransomware's Dharma Ransomware (AKA the long-established Crysis Ransomware).

Windows users also can position themselves for thwarting most attacks from the World Ransomware's campaign. Most users are vulnerable through Web-browsing features like JavaScript or Flash, outdated software, disguised e-mail attachments like fake invoices, or weak passwords. Amending these weak points can keep attackers from sabotaging any files at all, whether they're using the World Ransomware or an alternative source of file-locking Trojans.

Although the World Ransomware's e-mail includes a possible Norse mythology reference, malware experts have yet to confirm any geographical limits on infections. Most Windows users are at risk and should keep a preferable anti-malware service available for removing the World Ransomware expediently.

It only takes one Trojan like the World Ransomware for precipitating a server-wide catastrophe in data management. Trojan payloads can contain worlds of problems, but always for those who suffer the most from them, like someone browsing the Web without concern for their safety.

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