Threat Database Ransomware Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware

Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

Malware researchers issued a warning about a newly discovered ransomware threat named Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware. The Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware is a member of the Snatch Ransomware family, which started performing its harmful actions since January 2019.

Computer users may have fallen victims of the Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware when they accessed seemingly useful files, such as spreadsheets, text files, databases, and presentations that were infected with the Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware malware, when they clicked on a compromised advertisements or accessed a corrupted website.

The Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware is another in a long list of dangerous malware. The malware acts as a file locker virus. Pigzqbqnvbu infects Windows computers to encrypt user data. The virus can get into computers without much input or knowledge on the part of the user. The ransomware infection messes with your system and gives both you and your computer a tough time. The virus scans the computer for important files and other data to encrypt. The virus also drops a ransom note in infected folders – and on the desktop – to detail what has happened and how you can get the decryption key needed.

Once the Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware is inside a computer, its users will not be capable of opening their files because the threat has encrypted them. Of course that losing files is catastrophic for anyone so that the criminals handling the Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware will try to encrypt as many files they can, which will make the victim more prone to pay a ransom. The ransom note, stored in a file named 'HOW TO RESTORE YOUR FILES.TXT,' will be displayed to the victims, and reads:

All your files are encrypted, write to me if you want to return your files - I can do it very quickly!
Contact me by email: or

The subject line must contain an encryption extension or the name of your company!
Do not rename encrypted files, you may lose them forever.
You may be a victim of fraud. Free decryption as a guarantee.
Send us up to 3 files for free decryption.
The total file size should be no more than 1 MB! (not in the archive), and the files should not contain valuable information. (databases, backups, large Excel spreadsheets, etc.)
!!! Do not turn off or restart the NAS equipment. This will lead to data loss !!!

To contact us, we recommend that you create an email address at or
Because gmail and other public email programs can block our messages!'

There is no mention to the ransom they demand, which will be informed when the victims use the email addresses they provide to contact them, probably. Even if they are willing to decrypt three of the affected files for free, it is not recommended to contact them. They can use your details for future infections, and if you pay, they can just disappear, letting you with a big problem.

Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware informs users that the only way to access their data is through the private decryption key. Users are also threatened that if they don’t pay the ransom in time, their files will be permanently deleted. The threat motivates users to pay the ransom quickly or risk losing their data. The ransomware is nothing but a spam trick designed to cheat innocent people out of money. The virus also alters the registry of a computer to establish persistence. Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware can even disable antivirus programs to prevent removal.

How Does Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware Infect Computers?

Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware primarily spreads through spam email campaigns. People are sent malicious emails with file attachments that execute the virus when opened. Hackers generally use the name of a legitimate company or service provider to trick people with their fake emails.

Another known method of distributing ransomware is software bundling. Anyone who has downloaded freeware knows that they are pressured into installing other software during installation. Malware operators like to hide their malware in these bundles.

Outside of those attack methods, Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware can infect computers through torrent sites, porn sites, and the like. Be careful about your web browsing to avoid malware and other computer viruses.

Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware File Encryption Process

Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware encrypts data with a robust encryption algorithm. The virus scans computers for essential files and data. It then encrypts that data and adds a unique file extension to the infected files, so they are completely inaccessible. The virus also leaves a ransom note behind once the encryption is completed. The note includes all the information users need about what has happened, how to decrypt their data, and how to pay the ransom demand.

Don’t Pay the Ransom

It is tempting to pay the ransom demand and be done with it, but this is the worst thing you could do. There is no guarantee that paying will mean you get your data back. It would be best if you didn’t trust someone who has hacked your computer and encrypted your hard drive. Most ransomware victims find themselves the victims of scams as well, losing both moey and important data.

The best thing you can do would be first to check to see if there is a public decryption key. Sometimes security researchers find flaws in ransomware and make it possible for everyone to get their data back. If not, then try to restore your data from a backup or using recovery software. Make sure to remove the Pigzqbqnvbu Ransomware virus too. Removing the virus won’t bring your files back, but it will prevent them from being encrypted again in the future.


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