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Encryptd Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

There is an increasing amount of ransomware threats that rear their ugly heads daily as more and more cybercriminals try their luck in distributing them. One of these newly uncovered file-encrypting Trojans is the Encryptd Ransomware. This threat has not yet been indicated to belong to any ransomware family.

Propagation and Encryption

The infection triggers involved in the spreading of the Encryptd Ransomware have not yet been confirmed with any certainty. Some believe that propagation via mass spam email campaigns is the most likely method used in the case of the Encryptd Ransomware. What this would entail is an email with a message, which was crafted using a variety of social engineering tricks carefully. The goal of this message is to convince the user that the unsafe attachment, which is accompanying the email, is safe, and the user should launch it on their systems as its contents are important. However, opening the attached file will trigger the execution of the Encryptd Ransomware on the compromised host. This ransomware threat goes after a very long list of file types that are likely to be present on any regular user's computer. Files such as .mp3, .mp4, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .rar, .jpg, .jpeg are going to be on the Encryptd Ransomware’s list certainly. Then, this ransomware threat will begin locking all the targeted data using an encryption algorithm. When the Encryptd Ransomware locks a file, it also adds a '.encryptd' extension to its name. This means that a file that was named 'Silver-Eyelash.jpeg' initially will be renamed to 'Silver-Eyelash.jpeg.encryptd' when the Encryptd Ransomware is done locking it.

The Ransom Note

When the Encryptd Ransomware finishes encrypting the files, it will proceed with the attack by dropping a ransom note called 'README_FOR_DECRYPT.txt,' which states:

’All your data has been locked(crypted).
How to unclock(decrypt) instruction located in this website:[redacted 32 byte alphanum]

Or this TOR website: http://yehc74wh3f5p2sbw.onion/order/[redacted 32 byte alphanum]
Use TOR browser for access .onion websites.
Do NOT remove this file and NOT remove last line in this file!

WIN ID: [redacted base64 of ID]’

As you can see, the note is rather short. In it, the attackers do not mention a ransom fee or a mean of contacting them like most authors of ransomware threats do. However, they have given a link to a website that is meant to contain instructions. There is also a link to the same page located on the Deep Web, which is only accessible via the Tor browser.

Trying to cooperate with cybercriminals will do more harm than good surely There is absolutely no guarantee that you will be provided with the decryption key you need even if you give in to the demands of the creators of the Encryptd Ransomware. Many users have been tricked into paying a ransom fee while the attackers never intended to send them the decryption tool in the first place. This is why it is a much safer approach to download and install a legitimate anti-malware application, which will help you in removing the Encryptd Ransomware from your system.


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