RYK Ransomware Description
An increasing number of cyber crooks try their luck in the field of ransomware. Often, ransomware threats are seen as a quick and easy way to get some cash with little repercussions.
Propagation and Encryption
Very recently, malware experts uncovered yet another file-encrypting Trojan lurking in the shadows of the Web. Its name is the RYK Ransomware. Upon further inspection, the RYK Ransomware revealed to be a variant of the Ryuk Ransomware. It is likely that the operators of the RYK Ransomware are using some of the most common methods of spreading threats of this type – spam emails containing macro-laced attachments, fake applications updates, and bogus pirated copies of popular software. If the RYK Ransomware manages to infiltrate your PC successfully, it will start the attack my scanning the files present on the system. This is done so that the RYK Ransomware locates all the files that it was programmed to go after. Next, the RYK Ransomware will begin locking all the marked files. Once a file undergoes the encryption process of the RYK Ransomware its name will be altered, as this threat appends a '. RYK' extension at the end of the file name of every affected file. For example, an audio file carrying the name ‘NBG.mp3’ will be renamed to ‘NBG.mp3.RYK.’
The Ransom Note
In the next phase of the attack, the RYK Ransomware will drop a ransom note. The note is called 'RyukReadMe.html.' The note consists of white background, the word 'Ryuk' in the middle of it, two email addresses in the top left corner and 'balance of shadow' in the bottom right corner. Since there is no mention of a specific ransom fee, it is likely that the authors of the RYK Ransomware would prefer the victims to get in touch with them in order to receive further information and instructions. The two emails provided are 'email@example.com' and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.'
We would certainly advise you against contacting the creators of the RYK Ransomware. There is usually no point in attempting to negotiate or bargain with cyber criminals like the ones responsible for the RYK Ransomware. Instead, you should look into obtaining a reputable anti-spyware software suite and use it to remove the RYK Ransomware from your PC once and for all.
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