‘Matrix9643@yahoo.com’ Ransomware

‘Matrix9643@yahoo.com’ Ransomware Description

The 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to extort money from computer users by taking their computers hostage. The 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware receives its name from the email account that has been associated with the people responsible for this attack. The 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware is different from many ransomware Trojans in that it uses an open source encryption method known as GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) to encrypt the victim's data. The 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware belongs to a small group of ransomware Trojans that have emerged in December 2016 and use different encryption methods from previous ransomware threats. The people responsible for the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware use an adapted version of the GPG encryption algorithm that allows it to encrypt files of different sizes at faster than normal speeds. Apart from this unusual encryption algorithm, however, the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware infection is a typical encryption ransomware attack.

How the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware may be Distributed

One of the most common ways in which the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware and other ransomware Trojans are distributed is through the use of corrupted spam email attachments, the most common of these being corrupted Microsoft Word documents that exploit vulnerabilities in macros currently. The 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware, in particular, has been associated with threat campaigns that use internal company email addresses to trick inexperienced computer users into believing that the corrupted email message is coming from a superior or a different department in their company. This involves spam campaigns that target specific small and medium businesses by first gathering information to create an effective phishing email campaign. This is why PC security analysts strongly advise computer users to handle email communications cautiously and always be skeptical of unsolicited email attachments or links embedded in email messages.

The Merciless Attack Perpetrated by'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware

After the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware infiltrates the victim's computer, it carries out a typical ransomware Trojan attack. First, it will scan the victim's computer in search for files that could be encrypted, such as media files, Microsoft Office documents, databases, and a wide variety of other file types. After encrypting the victim's files, the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware generates an encryption key to identify the victim. The files encrypted by the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware are easily identifiable because the extension '.matrix9643@yahoo.com.' will have been added to the file's name. Apart from this email, several other email addresses have been associated with variants of the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware attack, including the following:

redtablet9643@Yahoo.com
thematrixhasyou9643@yahoo.com
noliberty9643@yahoo.com

During its attack, the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware will change the victim's Desktop wallpaper, into an image that contains the following ransom note:

'Attention! All your files was encrypted.
To decrypt the files, You have to should send the following code: ID-
to e-mail address: matrix9643@yahoo.com
Then You will receive all necessary instructions.
All the attempts of decryption by yourself will result only in irrevocable loss of your data.
If you still want to try to decrypt them by yourself please make a backup at first because the decryption will become impossible in case of any changes inside the files.
If you did not receive the answer from the aforementioned email for more than 24 hours (and only in this case!), use the reserve e-mail address:
redtablet9643@yahoo.com'

Recovering from a 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware Attack

Victims of the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware attack are forced to pay an amount ranging from 0.5 to 1 BitCoin (between $400 and $800 USD) to receive the decryption key. PC security analysts strongly advise against paying this amount. Although a free decryption utility is currently unavailable, the people responsible for the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware attack are just as likely to ignore the victim or ask for more money. The best protection against the 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware and similar attacks is to have backups of all files and to maintain these backups updated regularly. In the event of a 'Matrix9643@yahoo.com' Ransomware infection, computer users can recover their files by deleting the encrypted files and restoring them from backup copies.

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