The Onelock Ransomware is a threatening tool specifically created by cybercriminals to lock the data of their victims. This particular malware threat has been confirmed to be a variant belonging to the MedusaLocker Ransomware family. If successfully deployed on the targeted computer, Onelock will activate its encryption process and leave most of the documents, photos, archives, databases, and many other file types in an unusable state.
The Onelock Ransomwarewill append '.onelock' to the names of the affected files. It also will create the 'how_to_back_files.html' file, as a way to deliver a ransom note with instructions from its operators. Reading the note reveals that the Onelock Ransomware uses a combination of the RSA and AES cryptographic algorithms for its encryption. According to the ransom-demanding message, the threat actors also have obtained various, confidential information from the breached devices. The collected data is stored on a private server and will supposedly be released to the public or sold to interested parties, in case the victim refuses to pay the demanded ransom.
In addition, victims who take more than 72 hours to contact the Onelock Ransomware hackers will have to pay a higher ransom. The main communication channel mentioned in the note is a dedicated website hosted on the TOR network. Alternatively, two email addresses - 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com,' could be used. Victims also are told that they can send a couple of encrypted files to be unlocked for free.
The full text of the delivered ransom note is:
'YOUR PERSONAL ID:
/!\ YOUR COMPANY NETWORK HAS BEEN PENETRATED /!\
All your important files have been encrypted!
Your files are safe! Only modified. (RSA+AES)
ANY ATTEMPT TO RESTORE YOUR FILES WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE
WILL PERMANENTLY CORRUPT IT.
DO NOT MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES.
DO NOT RENAME ENCRYPTED FILES.
No software available on internet can help you. We are the only ones able to
solve your problem.
We gathered highly confidential/personal data. These data are currently stored on
a private server. This server will be immediately destroyed after your payment.
If you decide to not pay, we will release your data to public or re-seller.
So you can expect your data to be publicly available in the near future..
We only seek money and our goal is not to damage your reputation or prevent
your business from running.
You will can send us 2-3 non-important files and we will decrypt it for free
to prove we are able to give your files back.
Contact us for price and get decryption software.
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Follow the instructions to open the link:
Type the addres "hxxps://www.torproject.org" in your Internet browser. It opens the Tor site.
Press "Download Tor", then press "Download Tor Browser Bundle", install and run it.
Now you have Tor browser. In the Tor Browser open qd7pcafncosqfqx4h6sr7tzwagzpcdcnytiw3b6varaeqv5yd.onion
Start a chat and follow the further instructions.
If you can not use the above link, use the email:
To contact us, create a new free email account on the site: protonmail.com
IF YOU DON'T CONTACT US WITHIN 72 HOURS, PRICE WILL BE HIGHER.'