'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware (LockerGoga Ransomware)

'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware (LockerGoga Ransomware) Description

The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan. Also, known as LockerGoga Ransomware. The main way in which the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware is being distributed is through attack websites and corrupted spam email attachments. The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware, like most encryption ransomware Trojans, is designed to take the victim's files hostage and then demand a ransom payment from the victim. The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware was first observed in the final week of January 2019.

How the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware Carries Out Its Attack

The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware attack is typical of most encryption ransomware Trojans, using a strong encryption algorithm to make the victim's files inaccessible and then demanding a ransom payment. The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware targets the user-generated files in its attack, which may include files with the following file extensions:

.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.

After the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware encrypts the files, they will be marked with the file extension '.locked,' added to the end of each file's name. The 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware delivers its ransom note in the form of a text file named 'README-NOW.txt,' which contains the following message:

'Greetings!
There was a significant flaw in the security system of your company.
You should be thankful that the flaw was exploited by serious people and not some rookies.
They would have damaged all of your data by mistake or for fun.
Your files are encrypted with the strongest military algorithms RSA4096 and AES-256. Without our special decoder it is impossible to restore the data.
Attempts to restore your data with third party software as Photorec, RannohDecryptor etc. will lead to irreversible destruction of your data.
To confirm our honest intentions. Send us 2-3 different random files and you will get them decrypted.
It can be from different computers on your network to be sure that our decoder decrypts everything.
Sample files we unlock for free (files should not be related to any kind of backups).
We exclusively have decryption software for your situation
DO NOT RESET OR SHUTDOWN -files may be damaged.
DO NOT RENAME the encrypted files.
DO NOT MOVE the encrypted files.
This may lead to the impossibility of recovery of the certain files.
To get information on the price of the decoder contact us at: CottleAkela@protonmail.com; QyavauZehyco1994@o2.pl
The payment has to be made in Bitcoins.
The final price depends on how fast you contact us.
As soon as we receive the payment you will get the decryption tool and instructions on how to improve your systems security'

Protecting Your Data from Threats Like the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware

The best protection against threats like the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware is to have backup copies of your files. Having backups stored on the cloud or an external memory device ensures that the criminals responsible for the 'cottleakela@protonmail.com' Ransomware attack lose any power that allows them to demand a ransom payment from the victim. Apart from file backups, it is also recommended the use of a security program that is fully up-to-date.

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