'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware Description
The 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware is an encryption Trojan that is named after the marker it uses to notify the users about the data encryption. The files affected by the 'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware feature the 'email@example.com_' suffix appended after the default file extension. For example, 'Essexite rock.docx' will be encrypted to 'Essexite firstname.lastname@example.org_' and you may need to do another report on a silica-undersaturated mafic plutonic rock.
Macro-Enabled Documents Serve as Decoys While the '_morf56@Meta.ua_ File Extension' Ransomware is Installed in the Background
The 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware is a Trojan that is spread among Windows users via a spam campaign that carries macro-enabled documents. As you may know, the macro functionality in digital documents is abused by threat actors to deliver threats. Security researchers discovered the 'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware in the second week of December 2016 and PC users may encounter the Trojan under the name FLKR Ransomware as well since one of the executable it uses is 'flkr.exe'. The 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware is designed to encode all files outside system folders such as:
- Program Files
- Program Files (x86)
- System Volume Information
- Documents and Settings
Data stored outside those directories are encrypted with Blowfish algorithm indiscriminately of the file type. We have seen the same practice incorporated with the 'ODCODC' Ransomware and the CryptoWire Ransomware. The ransom demand is dropped to the desktop as INSTRUCT.txt and opened with the default program for TXT files. The message is written in English and states:
'Information is encrypted with a strong password.
To decrypt it e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Reserve communication channel - this jabber: email@example.com
Use jabber only when conversation via email is not possible'
The Channel on Jabber may Reveal the Persons behind the '_morf56@Meta.ua_ File Extension' Ransomwar
Instead of using the anonymous network of BitMessage like the Yakes Ransomware does, users can contact the operators of the 'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware via the Jabber IM Network. The channel on Jabber could be used as a way to identify the operators of the 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware if AV vendors and the USSHC cooperate. The USSHC (United States Secure Hosting and Colocation) is a private company that hosts the Jabber Network. Users might be welcomed to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for payment instructions. Researchers remind that threats like the 'Supermagnet@india.com' Ransomware and the 'Orgasm@india.com' Ransomware require from 370 USD to 780 USD to provide a decryptor. Windows users affected by the 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware could be invited to spend a considerable sum of money in the hope of being sent a decryption tool. We do not endorse cooperation with the team of cyber-extortionists since paying the ransom is a gamble, and you may not be given the proper decryption software. Instead, you could use backup images to recover from an attack with the 'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware. Experts agree that you need to use a trusted anti-malware utility to eliminate the 'email@example.com_ File Extension' Ransomware Trojan safely. AV vendors reported that the 'firstname.lastname@example.org_ File Extension' Ransomware was seen to seen to use the following executables:
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