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Pabluk Locker Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

The Pabluk Locker Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is designed to attack computer users located in Poland. The Pabluk Locker Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, taking the victim's computer hostage and requesting the payment of a ransom to restore access to the victim's files. If the Pabluk Locker Ransomware has taken your computer hostage, malware analysts strongly advise the use of a security app that is fully up-to-date. Ransomware Trojans like the Pabluk Locker Ransomware have become common since 2015 increasingly, making it very important that computer users take adequate precautions to ensure that their machines are protected against this threat.

How the Pabluk Locker Ransomware Attack Works

The Pabluk Locker Ransomware is designed to attack computer users that speak Polish. It is likely that new variants of the Pabluk Locker Ransomware will be released targeting different countries since it is a trivial matter for con artists to create variants of their threats with different ransom notes and messages while preserving the underlying attack. The Pabluk Locker Ransomware was first observed being used in attacks on February 10, 2017. The Pabluk Locker Ransomware uses a lock screen attack, essentially locking access to the infected computer until the victim pays a large ransom amount. It is likely that the Pabluk Locker Ransomware will continue to be developed and new variants of this threat may be released in the upcoming weeks.

The Infection Methods Used by the Pabluk Locker Ransomware

As with most ransomware Trojans, the most common way of distributing the Pabluk Locker Ransomware is through the use of corrupted email attachments distributed in spam messages. Because of this, malware researchers advise caution when handling unsolicited email messages. Apart from this method, ransomware Trojans like the Pabluk Locker Ransomware also may be distributed through other means, such as corrupted scripts and by hacking into the victim's computer directly. Once installed, the Pabluk Locker Ransomware is designed to disable various components of the Windows operating system, including the Task Manager, the Command Prompt, and the Registry Editor. The Pabluk Locker Ransomware displays a full-screen message that cannot be bypassed, demanding that the victim pays a ransom using BitCoin. The Pabluk Locker Ransomware lock screen contains the following message, written in Polish:

'Pabluk Locker Ransomware
Dziękujemy za dokonanie płatności!!
Pabluk Locker Ransomware
Aby komputer zaczął funkcjonować poprawnie proszę go zrestartowac
Aby odblokować komputer kliknij przycisk poniżej
odblokuj komputer

Below is a translation of the above message:

'Pabluk Locker Ransomware
Thank you for your payment!!
Pabluk Locker Ransomware
For the computer began to function properly, please go to restart
To unlock your computer, click the button below
unlock the computer'

Dealing with the Pabluk Locker Ransomware Infection

Malware analysts have observed that the Pabluk Locker Ransomware can be unlocked with the password 'pabluk400,' which is typed into the Pabluk Locker Ransomware lock screen. Once the Pabluk Locker Ransomware lock screen has been bypassed, it is necessary to remove the Pabluk Locker Ransomware Trojan from the infected computer. To do this, malware researchers recommend using a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date to perform a full scan of the infected computer. Take steps to prevent future attacks by these ransomware Trojans. Malware researchers strongly advise computer users to handle unsolicited email messages with caution and take steps to avoid suspicious online content or other potential sources of infection. It also is essential that computer users protect their computers with a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date in case of a possible breach in security. Although recovery from this particular ransomware Trojan is relatively straightforward, it is often nearly impossible to recover the files that have been compromised when it comes to stronger types of ransomware infections.


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