Nvram Ransomware Description
The Nvram Ransomware is a newly uncovered file-encrypting Trojan. Upon spotting this brand-new ransomware threat, malware researchers dissected it only to find that this is yet another variant of the popular Dharma Ransomware. The Dharma Ransomware family has been very active in 2019, and it would seem that cyber crooks continue to make new copies of this notorious data-locking Trojan.
Propagation and Encryption
The propagation methods used in the Nvram Ransomware campaign are not yet known. However, some malware researchers speculate that the authors of the Nvram Ransomware may be utilizing spam emails containing corrupted attachments, bogus application updates, and fake pirated copies of popular software tools. The Nvram Ransomware targets file types, which are likely to be present on any regular user’s computer such as .mp3, .mp4, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .rar, .ppt and .pptx among countless others. When the Nvram Ransomware infiltrates your system, it will look for the file types it was programmed to go after. When the files of interest have been located, the Nvram Ransomware will trigger its encryption process and lock all the targeted data. Upon locking the files in question, the Nvram Ransomware also will append an additional extension at the end of their file names - '.id-
The Ransom Note
When the encryption process is through, the Nvram Ransomware will drop a ransom note in the shape of a ‘FILE ENCRYPTED.txt’ and ‘Info.hta’ files. The attackers fail to mention a specific sum, which will be required as a ransom fee, but they urge the user to contact them via email. The email address provided by the attackers is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.’
It is not advisable to get in touch with cyber crooks like the individuals responsible for the Nvram Ransomware. Even if you pay the asked fee demanded, the attackers are likely to lose interest in their victims as soon as they get their hands on your money, and you may never receive the promised decryption key. This is why malware experts recommend using a reputable anti-malware application to wipe off the Nvram Ransomware from your computer once and for all.