Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware Description

The Cerber Ransomware is a ransomware infection that is used to encrypt the victims' files. The Cerber Ransomware adds the extension CERBER to every file that the Cerber Ransomware encrypts. After the Cerber Ransomware has encrypted some of the files of the victim, the Cerber Ransomware demands the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. According to Cerber Ransomware's ransom note, computer users have one week to pay the ransom amount before this amount is doubled.

The Cerber Ransomware Contains an Audio Message

As the Cerber Ransomware encrypts the victim's files, it creates TXT, HTML, and VBS files named 'DECRYPT MY FILES' with instructions on how to pay the Cerber Ransomware's ransom. These files are dropped on every folder that contains files that were encrypted by Cerber Ransomware. According to these ransom notes, the only way to decrypt the files is by using the 'Cerber Decryptor,' provided by the people responsible for the Cerber Ransomware. The VBS file contains an audio message with this same information. According to the Cerber Ransomware attack, victims must pay 1.24 BitCoin to gain access to the decryption utility (in 2016, this amount is between $500 and $800 USD on average). After a week, the amount is doubled. The Cerber Ransomware demands the payment to be made through TOR.

The Cerber Ransomware is very similar to other ransomware Trojans, including CryptoWall and TeslaCrypt. These attacks are nearly identical, only differing in small details, and it is highly likely that they share large portions of their code. Computer users should avoid paying the Cerber Ransomware ransom for two reasons: first, computer users have no guarantee that the con artists responsible for the Cerber Ransomware attack will honor their part of the bargain and provide the decryptor after the payment has been made. Secondly, paying the Cerber Ransomware ransom enables these fraudsters to continue carrying out these attacks and financing the development of new ransomware.

PC security researchers have determined that the Cerber Ransomware targets and encrypts files with the following extensions:

.gif, .groups, .hdd, .hpp, .log, .m2ts, .m4p, .mkv, .mpeg, .ndf, .nvram, .ogg, .ost, .pab, .pdb, .pif, .png, .qed, .qcow, .qcow2, .rvt, .st7, .stm, .vbox, .vdi, .vhd, .vhdx, .vmdk, .vmsd, .vmx, .vmxf, .3fr, .3pr, .ab4, .accde, .accdr, .accdt, .ach, .acr, .adb, .advertisements, .agdl, .ait, .apj, .asm, .awg, .back, .backup, .backupdb, .bay, .bdb, .bgt, .bik, .bpw, .cdr3, .cdr4, .cdr5, .cdr6, .cdrw, .ce1, .ce2, .cib, .craw, .crw, .csh, .csl, .db_journal, .dc2, .dcs, .ddoc, .ddrw, .der, .des, .dgc, .djvu, .dng, .drf, .dxg, .eml, .erbsql, .erf, .exf, .ffd, .fh, .fhd, .gray, .grey, .gry, .hbk, .ibd, .ibz, .iiq, .incpas, .jpe, .kc2, .kdbx, .kdc, .kpdx, .lua, .mdc, .mef, .mfw, .mmw, .mny, .mrw, .myd, .ndd, .nef, .nk2, .nop, .nrw, .ns2, .ns3, .ns4, .nwb, .nx2, .nxl, .nyf, .odb, .odf, .odg, .odm, .orf, .otg, .oth, .otp, .ots, .ott, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pem, .plus_muhd, .plc, .pot, .pptx, .psafe3, .py, .qba, .qbr, .qbw, .qbx, .qby, .raf, .rat, .raw, .rdb, .rwl, .rwz, .s3db, .sd0, .sda, .sdf, .sqlite, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .st5, .st8, .std, .sti, .stw, .stx, .sxd, .sxg, .sxi, .sxm, .tex, .wallet, .wb2, .wpd, .x11, .x3f, .xis, .ycbcra, .yuv, .contact, .dbx, .doc, .docx, .jnt, .jpg, .msg, .oab, .ods, .pdf, .pps, .ppsm, .ppt, .pptm, .prf, .pst, .rar, .rtf, .txt, .wab, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .zip, .1cd, .3ds, .3g2, .3gp, .7z, .7zip, .accdb, .aoi, .asf, .asp, .aspx, .asx, .avi, .bak, .cer, .cfg, .class, .config, .css, .csv, .db, .dds, .dwg, .dxf, .flf, .flv, .html, .idx, .js, .key, .kwm, .laccdb, .ldf, .lit, .m3u, .mbx, .md, .mdf, .mid, .mlb, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg, .obj, .odt, .pages, .php, .psd, .pwm, .rm, .safe, .sav, .save, .sql, .srt, .swf, .thm, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .xlsb,3dm, .aac, .ai, .arw, .c, .cdr, .cls, .cpi, .cpp, .cs, .db3, .docm, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .drw, .dxb, .eps, .fla, .flac, .fxg, .java, .m, .m4v, .max, .mdb, .pcd, .pct, .pl, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppsm, .ppsx, .pptm, .ps, .r3d, .rw2, .sldm, .sldx, .svg, .tga, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xlm, .xlr, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .act, .adp, .al, .bkp, .blend, .cdf, .cdx, .cgm, .cr2, .crt, .dac, .dbf, .dcr, .ddd, .design, .dtd, .fdb, .fff, .fpx, .h, .iif, .indd, .jpeg, .mos, .nd, .nsd, .nsf, .nsg, .nsh, .odc, .odp, .oil, .pas, .pat, .pef, .pfx, .ptx, .qbb, .qbm, .sas7bdat, .say, .st4, .st6, .stc, .sxc, .sxw, .tlg, .wad, .xlk, .aiff, .bin, .bmp, .cmt, .dat, .dit, .edb, .flvv

The ransom note associated with the Cerber Ransomware will contain the following information:

Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted!
To decrypt your files follow the instructions:
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1. Download and install the "Tor Browser" from https://www.torproject.org/
2. Run it
3. In the "Tor Browser" open website: [redacted]
4. Follow the instructions at this website
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CERBER DECRYPTOR
Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted!
To decrypt your files you need to buy the special software - .
All transactions should be performed via bitcoin network only.
Within 7 days you can purchase this product at a special price 1.24 BTC (approximately $524).
After 7 days the price of this product will increase up to 2.48 BTC (approximately $1048).

Dealing with the Cerber Ransomware

If the Cerber Ransomware has been installed on your computer, the best solution is to restore the encrypted files is from a backup. Because of this, the best protective measure against the Cerber Ransomware and similar encryption Trojans is to backup all important data regularly. You should avoid websites that may be associated with questionable content and use a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date.

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10 Comments

  • taimur:

    my files are got hacked by cerber ransomware so any solution for removing cerber ransomware.please help me

  • CHING LAI OH:

    My files in a pendrive was encripted by Cerber Ramsomware last night. I was using my laptop which has been attacked by Ramsomeware. I left it as it is. I am changing a new laptop. The subsequent files in my laptop was unaffected. The files in my pendrive unfortunately I did not backup . They are important working files.
    How can I remove the encription ?
    If need , though I do not condon such dishonest act of making money, I will pay . However will they actually do the encription?

    Thank You

  • Dandy Don:

    My network of two desktops and one server have been attacked with cerber ransomware encrypting my data files. Need decryption and malware removal software.

  • GHOST000:

    my files were same but there were some encrypted thing too. i just selected all and deleted it . all my documents are now safe and sound. but i dont know if it infected one of my drive.

  • Mohammad Asaf:

    Hi, i got affected by Cerber Ransomware recently and been struggling to decrypt my files using Kaspersky tools but not seem to be working. Is there anything you guys can do to help me? I don’t have any backups as well, which makes things worse :(
    Kind Regards,
    Mohammad Asaf

  • Mohammad Asaf:

    Hello. I got all my files encrypted by the cerber ransomware. Is there anything you can do to help de-cryptor my files or do you know what I can get? my all files extension change into .a4aa

    thank you in advance.

  • Arnauld:

    They asked me money and my files were hidden ! why this ! it not understandable ! I think Microsoft could protect its system because we are shocked about these troubles !

  • Oscar Garzon:

    Hello. I got all my files encripted by the cerber ransomware. Is there anything you can do to help unscript my files or do you know what I can get?

    thank you in advance.

  • Faraz:

    Hi, i got affected by Cerber Ransomware on the 2nd of August and been struggling to decrypt my files using Kaspersky tools but not seem to be working. Is there anything you guys can do to help me? I don’t have any backups as well, which makes things worse :(

    Kind Regards,
    Faraz.

  • Suzanne:

    Hi, I recently opened an email attachment supposedly in reference to a job offer. it was a word doc that asked for a password to open it so dummy me replied with asking for the password. Got the password and unknowingly allowed cerber ransomware to take over my files. When I realized what was happening, I stared to delete the cryped files and plugged in my back up external drive to overwrite the files. took me a few mins to realized that it just kept on going so I quickly unplugged my external. But no quickly enough.

    I cleared out my pc to factory reset, just plugged in my backup and they got into it that quickly from the day before. So I unplugged again. I’m afraid now to do anything. Is there anyway to un encrypt my external drive? Do you know if I can send it somewhere? I know if I plug it into my computer and open a file it will take over again. Not sure what to do now.

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