MDRL Ransomware Description
Recently, cybersecurity researchers uncovered a new ransomware threat roaming the Internet. This new data-locking Trojan is called MDRL Ransomware. Upon further inspection, it became clear that the MDRL Ransomware is a variant of the Matrix Ransomware.
Propagation and Encryption
Malware experts are not certain what infection vectors have been employed in the propagation of the MDRL Ransomware. It is likely that the spam emails containing macro-laced attachments, bogus software updates, and fake copies of legitimate applications may be among the propagation methods used by the authors of the MDRL Ransomware. When the MDRL Ransomware compromises a system, it will first run a scan. The scan is used to determine the locations of the files that will be locked later. The next phase is the encryption process. Once a file undergoes the encryption process of the MDRL Ransomware its name will be altered as this threat appends an additional extension. The MDRL Ransomware renames files using the following pattern - '[MyDataRestore@protonmail.com].
The Ransom Note
Next, the MDRL Ransomware will drop its ransom note. The note is called '!MDRL_INFO!.rtf.' The authors of the MDRL Ransomware provide an email address where they expect to be contacted – 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. It is not uncommon for cybercriminals to use proton mail as a preferred method of communication as it is regarded as a service that helps one protect their anonymity.
We advise you against following the instructions of the creators of the MDRL Ransomware. When you are dealing with cyber crooks, there is no guarantee that they will hold up their end of the deal even if you pay them and do everything as you are told. Instead, you should download and install a legitimate anti-malware application, which will remove the MDRL Ransomware from your system and keep you safe in the future.
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
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