Rooster865qq Ransomware Description
More and more file-encryption Trojans pop-up daily and malware researchers are struggling to keep up with the pace. They try to combat ransomware threats by developing free decryption tools that they release to the public in an attempt to help potential victims. However, ransomware threats are perceived as a way to make some quick money with a relatively low chance of facing any consequences, so cybercriminals keep developing and distributing these nasty Trojans. Among the newest threats of this type is the Rooster865qq Ransomware. When researchers studied this threat, they found that the Rooster865qq Ransomware is a variant of the Maoloa Ransomware.
Propagation and Encryption
It is not known with certainty what is the infection vector involved in the spreading of the Rooster865qq Ransomware. Some experts believe that the authors of the Rooster865qq Ransomware are using spam emails to distribute their creation. This is done with the help of a fraudulent message, which urges the recipient to open the corrupted attached file. Upon launching the file, the bad code will be executed, and the threat will take over the system. This is why experts warn against opening any attachments if they are coming from an unknown or suspicious source. Among other techniques of propagating ransomware threats are fake software updates and bogus variants of legitimate applications. Once the Rooster865qq Ransomware manages to compromise a system, it will begin scanning it and locating the files it deems to be of interest. Then, the threat will begin its encryption process. When the Rooster865qq Ransomware locks a file, it will append an additional extension at the end of its filename. The Rooster865qq Ransomware uses the ‘.Rooster865qq’ extension. This means that a file that you had called ‘white-energy.mp3’ will be renamed to ‘white-energy.mp3.Rooster865qq’ when this threat locks it.
The Ransom Note
When the encryption process has been completed successfully, this data-locking Trojan will drop a ransom note on the user’s desktop. The name of the Rooster865qq Ransomware’s ransom note is ‘HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.exe.’ In the note, the attackers do not state what the demanded ransom fee is. However, they provide an email address where the victim can get in touch with them and receive further information and instructions – ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.’
Authors of ransomware are not people you can trust, and many users that decide to pay the ransom fee are often left empty-handed despite all the promises made by the attackers. This is why it is recommended to stay away from the creators of the Rooster865qq Ransomware and instead look into obtaining a reputable anti-virus application that will help you remove this nasty threat from your computer safely.
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