Threat Database Ransomware '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware

'.pluto File Extension' Ransomware

By GoldSparrow in Ransomware

The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that is used to take the victims' files hostage and carry out a typical encryption ransomware attack. The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware can be recognized easily because it takes the victims' files hostage and marks them by adding the file extension '.pluto' to each compromised file. Threats like the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware demand ransom payments in exchange for returning access to the compromised data.

How the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware Carries Out Its Attack

The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware, like most encryption ransomware Trojans, is typically delivered via corrupted spam email attachments using compromised scripts that download and install the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware onto the victim's computer. Once installed, the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware uses a powerful encryption algorithm, which will make the victim's files unusable, targeting the user-generated files, which may include a wide variety of data containers, such as the files with the following file extensions:

.jpg, .jpeg, .raw, .tif, .gif, .png, .bmp, .3dm, .max, .accdb, .db, .dbf, .mdb, .pdb, .sql, .dwg, .dxf, .cpp, .cs, .h, .php, .asp, .rb, .java, .jar, .class, .py, .js, .aaf, .aep, .aepx, .plb, .prel, .prproj, .aet, .ppj, .psd, .indd, .indl, .indt, .indb, .inx, .idml, .pmd, .xqx, .xqx, .ai, .eps, .ps, .svg, .swf, .fla, .as3, .as, .txt, .doc, .dot, .docx, .docm, .dotx, .dotm, .docb, .rtf, .wpd, .wps, .msg, .pdf, .xls, .xlt, .xlm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsb, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlw, .ppt, .pot, .pps, .pptx, .pptm, .potx, .potm, .ppam, .ppsx, .ppsm, .sldx, .sldm, .wav, .mp3, .aif, .iff, .m3u, .m4u, .mid, .mpa, .wma, .ra, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .3gp, .mpeg, .3g2, .asf, .asx, .flv, .mpg, .wmv, .vob, .m3u8, .dat, .csv, .efx, .sdf, .vcf, .xml, .ses, .qbw, .qbb, .qbm, .qbi, .qbr , .cnt, .des, .v30, .qbo, .ini, .lgb, .qwc, .qbp, .aif, .qba, .tlg, .qbx, .qby , .1pa, .qpd, .txt, .set, .iif, .nd, .rtp, .tlg, .wav, .qsm, .qss, .qst, .fx0, .fx1, .mx0, .fpx, .fxr, .fim, .ptb, .ai, .pfb, .cgn, .vsd, .cdr, .cmx, .cpt, .csl, .cur, .des, .dsf, .ds4, , .drw, .eps, .ps, .prn, .gif, .pcd, .pct, .pcx, .plt, .rif, .svg, .swf, .tga, .tiff, .psp, .ttf, .wpd, .wpg, .wi, .raw, .wmf, .txt, .cal, .cpx, .shw, .clk, .cdx, .cdt, .fpx, .fmv, .img, .gem, .xcf, .pic, .mac, .met, .pp4, .pp5, .ppf, .nap, .pat, .ps, .prn, .sct, .vsd, .wk3, .wk4, .xpm, .zip, .rar.

The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware attack will make the affected files to become inaccessible. The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware then delivers a ransom note in the form of a text document named "!!!READ_IT!!!.txt" dropped on the infected computer's desktop. The '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware ransom note asks the victim to contact the criminals via email and contains the following text message:


Please follow few steps below:

1.Send us your ID.
2.We can decrypt 1 not important file what would you make sure that we have decription tool! Do not try to cheat us, only not important file.
3.Then you'll get payment instruction and after payment you will get your decryption tool!

Do not try to rename files!!! Only we can decrypt all your data!

Contact us:

Your ID:

[64 uppercase hex]:[64 uppercase hex, separated by dashes]
[64 uppercase hex, separated by dashes]:[64 uppercase hex, separated by dashes]'

Dealing with the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware Infection

PC users are advised to refrain from paying the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware ransom or contacting the criminals responsible for the attack. The criminals may not help the victims to recover their data, even if they pay the ransom. The best protection against threats like the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware is to have backup copies of the files and store these copies on a detachable device or the cloud. Apart from file backups, the best way to ensure that your computer is safe from threats like the '.pluto File Extension' Ransomware is to use an anti-malware program that is fully up-to-date and exercise caution when browsing the Web or handling online content.


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