Uncrypte Ransomware

Uncrypte Ransomware Description

Type: Ransomware

The Uncrypte Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is designed to force computer users to pay a large ransom. To do this, the Uncrypte Ransomware will claim to encrypt the victim's files, making them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom. The Uncrypte Ransomware was first spotted on January 26, 2017. The Uncrypte Ransomware in its current form does not carry out an effective ransomware attack. Unlike most ransomware Trojans active currently, the Uncrypte Ransomware will merely pretend to have encrypted the victim's files, changing their names to make them unrecognizable to the Windows Explorer. To achieve this task, the Uncrypte Ransomware will add the string 'unCrypte/decipher_ne@outlook.com_' to the beginning of each affected file's name. The files themselves will be unaltered, and if the computer users rename the file or use the correct application to open it specifically, the file will be opened as normal.

How the Uncrypte Ransomware Tries to Trick Computer Users into Believing Its Hoax

The Uncrypte Ransomware is modeled to imitate the ransomware Trojan family which includes the Globe Ransomware. The Uncrypte Ransomware will display its ransom note in an HTA file named 'How decrypt files.hta,' which is very similar to the ransom note typically used in attacks involving the Globe Ransomware variants. Malware researchers have observed numerous examples of ransomware Trojans that are not capable of carrying out attacks but that, nonetheless, trick inexperienced computer users by mimicking more established forms of ransomware that carry out effective ransomware attacks.

You Don't Need to be Worried if Infected by the Uncrypte Ransomware Attack

After tricking computer users into believing that their machines have been compromised by a ransomware Trojan, the Uncrypte Ransomware will demand the payment of a ransom of 0.2 Bitcoin (approximately $200 USD at the current exchange rate). Victims of the Uncrypte Ransomware attack are instructed to contact the con artists at the email address decipher_ne@outlook.com. PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid paying the Uncrypte Ransomware ransom. Although in most ransomware Trojans, paying the ransom is not a good idea (since it allows extortionists to continue financing these attacks), it is especially important to refrain from paying the Uncrypte Ransomware ransom because this threat does not affect the victim's files. Recovering from an Uncrypte Ransomware attack is a simple matter of renaming the affected files.

Dealing with the Uncrypte Ransomware

Recuperating from the Uncrypte Ransomware does not require a decryption program or any special measure, and it is not a good idea to pay the ransom or contact the people responsible for the attack. Although it is possible that con artists may implement a future version of the Uncrypte Ransomware that does carry out an encryption attack against the victim, it is unlikely. The Uncrypte Ransomware is not implemented very professionally, and it shows that it is the work of amateurs without the capabilities of creating stronger threats (although it is important to note that open source ransomware engines do exist and are not especially difficult to implement).

Recovering from an Uncrypte Ransomware attack can be quite irritating since computer users will need to rename all of the affected files. However, this is still preferable to the alternative, which would mean that the affected files will become lost permanently since the encryption algorithm used in many of these attacks is quite strong and nearly impossible to reverse without the decryption key. To prevent the Uncrypte Ransomware attacks and intrusions with other threats, computer users should keep a security program running all the time to protect their machines. Apart from security software, you should have backups of all files and update them regularly. In the case of attacks involving a more threatening form of ransomware capable of a true encryption attack, PC security analysts have noted that backups are the best protection possible.

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