Threat Database Ransomware '.alien File Extension' Ransomware

'.alien File Extension' Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that was first observed on January 23, 2019. The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware is typically delivered to the victims via corrupted spam email attachments. Once installed, the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware carries out a typical encryption ransomware attack, making the victim's files inaccessible and then demanding payment in exchange for returning access to the compromised files.

How the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware Infects a Computer

The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware targets the user-generated files in its attack, including a wide variety of media files, documents, configuration files and others. The following are examples of the file types that the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware targets in its attack:

.jpg, .jpeg, .raw, .tif, .gif, .png, .bmp, .3dm, .max, .accdb, .db, .dbf, .mdb, .pdb, .sql, .dwg, .dxf, .cpp, .cs, .h, .php, .asp, .rb, .java, .jar, .class, .py, .js, .aaf, .aep, .aepx, .plb, .prel, .prproj, .aet, .ppj, .psd, .indd, .indl, .indt, .indb, .inx, .idml, .pmd, .xqx, .xqx, .ai, .eps, .ps, .svg, .swf, .fla, .as3, .as, .txt, .doc, .dot, .docx, .docm, .dotx, .dotm, .docb, .rtf, .wpd, .wps, .msg, .pdf, .xls, .xlt, .xlm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsb, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlw, .ppt, .pot, .pps, .pptx, .pptm, .potx, .potm, .ppam, .ppsx, .ppsm, .sldx, .sldm, .wav, .mp3, .aif, .iff, .m3u, .m4u, .mid, .mpa, .wma, .ra, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .3gp, .mpeg, .3g2, .asf, .asx, .flv, .mpg, .wmv, .vob, .m3u8, .dat, .csv, .efx, .sdf, .vcf, .xml, .ses, .qbw, .qbb, .qbm, .qbi, .qbr , .cnt, .des, .v30, .qbo, .ini, .lgb, .qwc, .qbp, .aif, .qba, .tlg, .qbx, .qby , .1pa, .qpd, .txt, .set, .iif, .nd, .rtp, .tlg, .wav, .qsm, .qss, .qst, .fx0, .fx1, .mx0, .fpx, .fxr, .fim, .ptb, .ai, .pfb, .cgn, .vsd, .cdr, .cmx, .cpt, .csl, .cur, .des, .dsf, .ds4, , .drw, .eps, .ps, .prn, .gif, .pcd, .pct, .pcx, .plt, .rif, .svg, .swf, .tga, .tiff, .psp, .ttf, .wpd, .wpg, .wi, .raw, .wmf, .txt, .cal, .cpx, .shw, .clk, .cdx, .cdt, .fpx, .fmv, .img, .gem, .xcf, .pic, .mac, .met, .pp4, .pp5, .ppf, .nap, .pat, .ps, .prn, .sct, .vsd, .wk3, .wk4, .xpm, .zip, .rar.

The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware marks the encrypted files with the file extension '. alien' and will no longer be recognized by the victim's applications. The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware delivers a ransom note in the form of a text file named 'DECRYPT.alien.txt.' The '.alien File Extension' Ransomware's ransom note reads as follows:


Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
The only 1 way to decrypt your files is to receive the private-key
Any attempts to restore your files with the third-party software will be fatal for your files!

Note! You have only 24 hours for write on e-mail (see below) or all your files will be lost!

To receive the private-key and decryption program write on our e-mail -
And in subject write your KEY [hexadecimal string]-80EB-[hexadecimal string]-]-B35C-[hexadecimal string]-]
We send you full instruction how to decrypt all your files.

Note! Dont delete ransomware and turn-on any antivirus, because you can loss all your files!'

Dealing with the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware Infection

Unfortunately, once the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware attack has compromised the files, they will no longer be recoverable. This is why it is so necessary to take precautions against the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware and other encryption ransomware Trojans. The best precaution against this and similar threats is to have backup copies of your files. Apart from file backups, the use of a security program that is always up-to-date to detect and remove the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware before it manages to cause irreparable damage to your data and other components on your computer is highly recommended. File backups a security software are the best protection against the '.alien File Extension' Ransomware and similar threats.


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