Threat Database Ransomware 'MNS CryptoLocker' Ransomware

'MNS CryptoLocker' Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan. The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware is used to encrypt the victims' files, then demands the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware threatens victims with the prospect of never recovering their files. The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware uses the AES encryption to make the victim's files inaccessible. Unfortunately, once the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware encrypts the victim's files, these files will become inaccessible. The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware is being distributed as an alternate version to the CryptoLocker family of ransomware, a large and well-known ransomware family. Many ransomware Trojans claim these connections without it meaning that the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware belongs to this family of ransomware Trojans necessarily. PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to remove the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware threat immediately and restore the affected files from a backup copy.

the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware Follows the Steps of Its Predecessor

The Cryptolocker family of ransomware Trojans has been around since 2013 and has been responsible for more than $300 million USD in ransom payments. Numerous variants in this family have been released since its initial versions, as well as numerous copycats. Some variants in this family are not destructive and take advantage of the well-known name to scare computer users without encrypting the victim's files merely. In many cases, these threats will make computer users believe that it is associated with some law enforcement organization or a legitimate computer security firm, claiming that the money transfer is either a fine or a fee from PC security providers. Ransomware Trojans like the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware carry out a highly effective attack that has been devastating to computer users. Protect your computer with a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date.

How the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware Infects a Computer

The MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware scans the victim's computer in search for certain file types. After finding these files, the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware will encrypt them using a strong encryption method. Once the encryption is finished, the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware delivers its ransom note in the form of the following pop-up message:

'All your file locked with the MNS CryptoLocker:
send 0.2 btc to adress 19o4meegqhmdswffskcdgm8rjt16cca33xqfor decrypt your files send your uniq and btc wallet from wich paid
to email
after we receive bitcoins and yor email, we contact with you'

It is not a good idea to pay the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware ransom. In many cases, con artists will ignore the victims' payments or even ask for more money. Computer users should refrain from paying the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware ransom or contacting the people responsible for the attack.

Dealing with a MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware Infection

There is no way to decrypt the files that have been affected by the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan. Because of this, it is essential to take preemptive measures to ensure that a computer is well protected in the event of an attack with a ransomware Trojan like the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware. The best precaution computer users can take against these attacks is to have backups of all files. Having backups on the cloud or an external memory device ensures that the files can be recovered after an attack without having to pay the ransom. Effective backups make these attacks completely obsolete since the con artists no longer have the leverage to demand that the victim pays the ransom. Apart from backups, PC security researchers strongly urge computer users to have a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date to intercept these infections before they can encrypt files on the affected computer. Since the MNS CryptoLocker Ransomware and similar threats may spread through spam email messages, training and security awareness are also essential.


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