FiveHands Ransomware

FiveHands Ransomware Description

FiveHands Ransomware is a threat that looks to have been leveraged by computer hackers through a zero-day flaw in SonicWall VPN appliances. The flaw is exploited in a way that hackers can spread the FiveHands Ransomware threat, which is known for locking up an infected PC through encryption of files.

The files encrypted can vary and it looks as if FiveHands Ransomware does a randomized selection of the files, which may include system files where the infected PC may be rendered nearly useless after infection.

In other discoveries made by computer security experts from different fields, the HelloKitty Ransomware threat may have been used in the efforts of an affiliate program to deploy FiveHands Ransomware, which has been taking place since May 2020.

Those who suspect the threat of FiveHands Ransomware being the culprit of major system issue or suspect the infection of ransomware will want to promptly eliminate the malware using an antimalware solution. Removal of FiveHands Ransomware may not restore any encrypted files, but it is a first step into recovering those files if a backup is available.

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