Threat Database Ransomware Kappa Ransomware

Kappa Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

The Kappa Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan. PC security analysts first observed the Kappa Ransomware in the final days of August 2017. The Kappa Ransomware was constructed using a ransomware builder kit known as the OXAR Ransomware Builder Kit, which itself creates modified versions of the HiddenTear ransomware family, an open source ransomware platform that has been responsible for numerous ransomware variants in the last two years. The Kappa Ransomware is capable of carrying out effective ransomware attacks. Therefore, the Kappa Ransomware infections should be treated seriously and computer users should make sure to take precautions to ensure that their computers are well-protected from the Kappa Ransomware and other encryption ransomware Trojans.

The Kappa Ransomware’s Name is Based on a Demon from the Japanese Folklore

It is decisive to have file backups to protect your data from the Kappa Ransomware. This is because the Kappa Ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm to make the victims' data inaccessible, and once the Kappa Ransomware has encrypted the victim's files, they are no longer accessible. The Kappa Ransomware is in its early stages of development currently. However, once the Kappa Ransomware is released, it is likely that it will be distributed using spam email messages. These messages may include a file attachment that uses corrupted macro scripts to download and install the Kappa Ransomware onto the victim's computer.

How the Kappa Ransomware Carries out Its Attack

Once the Kappa Ransomware is installed on a computer, the Kappa Ransomware will use a combination of the AES and RSA encryptions to make sure that the victim's files become inaccessible. The Kappa Ransomware will mark the encrypted files with the file extension '.oxr,' which is typical of ransomware created using the OXAR Ransomware Builder Kit. The Kappa Ransomware targets numerous file types that are generated by the user, such as audio, video, text, databases, spreadsheets, and numerous file types associated with commonly use software such as Microsoft Office, Libre Office, WinRAR, Adobe Photoshop, and many others. After encrypting the victim's files, the Kappa Ransomware will display a program window titled 'Kappa Ransomware,' which contains the Kappa Ransomware's ransom demands. The victim is asked to pay a large amount of money in exchange for the decryption key necessary to recover the affected files. The following is the full text of the Kappa Ransomware's ransom note:

Bitcoin adress
Email adress
What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.
Can I Recover My Files?
Sure. We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time. But if you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay.
How Do I Pay?
Payment is accepted in Bitcoin only. Please check the current price of Bitcoin and buy some bitcoins. And send the correct amount to the address specified in this window.
We strongly recommend you to not remove this software, and disable your anti-virus for a while, until you pay and the payment gets processed. If your anti-virus gets updated and removes this software automatically, it will not be able to recover your files even if you pay! Once the payment is sent, send us an e-mail to the specified address specifying your "Client ID", you will be sent your decryption key in return.
Client ID
[RANDOM CHARACTERS] [TEXT BOX] [Decrypt files|button]'

PC security analysts urge computer users to ignore the Kappa Ransomware ransom demand. Instead of paying the Kappa Ransomware ransom, use a reliable security program to remove the Kappa Ransomware. The affected files should then be deleted and restored from backup copies (which is why file backups are so essential when dealing with ransomware Trojans like the Kappa Ransomware).

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Kappa Ransomware

File System Details

Kappa Ransomware may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. file.exe b674fd0512212b07a1dd529622d5d6f5 0

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