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KBK Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

Ransomware threats seem to be popping like mushrooms these days, with the KBK Ransomware being among the detected file-locking Trojans that have sprung up very recently. Malware researchers dissected this threat and arrived at the conclusion that it is a new variant of the GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware. Altering the code of an already existing ransomware threat and using it for your own ends is a common practice among cyber crooks in the depths of the Internet. It is a much easier task than writing a ransomware threat from scratch so that it is becoming a very common occurrence.

Researchers speculate that the authors of the KBK Ransomware are propagating their creation using the most common practices – spam emails containing an infected attachment, pirated software and faux updates. If the users fall for the KBK Ransomware tricks, they will end up having their PCs infected with this nasty threat. When the KBK Ransomware infiltrates a system, it begins to look for files to target for encryption. This is done by performing a scan on the PC. After this, the targeted files undergo the KBK Ransomware's encryption process. Upon encrypting the data it has selected, the KBK Ransomware would apply its '.{}KBK' extension to the newly locked files. For example, a file originally named 'ID-photo.jpg' will be called 'ID-photo.jpg.{}KBK' after it was encrypted by this ransomware threat. Next, the KBK Ransomware will drop a ransom note. The attackers do not specify what the ransom fee is but they provide an email address where they can be contacted –

It is not safe getting in touch with such individuals so that we will encourage you to stay away from the authors of the KBK Ransomware. They will likely ask you for a large sum of money and shower you with promises of retrieving all your files without any issues. Often they lie, take the money and disappear into the sunset, leaving the victim with a PC full of useless, encrypted data. A better response would be to remove the KBK Ransomware from your system by trusting a reputable anti-malware application.


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