Unlock Ransomware

Unlock Ransomware Description

The Unlock Ransomware is a threatening program whose purpose is to encrypt files on infected computers and subsequently demand a ransom in exchange for a decryption key. Each victim of this ransomware threat becomes assigned an individual ID, while the extension “.unlock” is added to every affected file. After completing the encryption process, the malware adds a ransom note - "UNLOCK_FILES_INFO.txt" – which it drops on the desktop. The note contains only general information, as well as a contact e-mail address of the attackers: helpunlock@aol.com.

The Unlock Ransomware instructs its victims to contact the cyber crooks within 72 hours; otherwise, the ransom amount will increase, or some extracted content will be published on the Web. The criminals also claim that the only method of restoring the encrypted data is by purchasing the decryption tools from them. The amount should be paid in Bitcoin, and a free decryption test is offered as well.

Though it is expected that decryption is not possible without the attackers’ help, ransomware victims often do not receive a decryption tool as promised. Therefore, contacting the ransomware operators is not recommended. A reasonable option is to remove the Unlock Ransomware with a reputable anti-malware program, while the locked files can only be recovered from a backup.

The Unlock Ransomware’s ransom note states the following:

“/!\ YOUR COMPANY NETWORK HAS BEEN PENETRATED /!\

ALL YOUR IMPORTANT FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!

YOUR FILES ARE SAFE! JUST MODIFIED ONLY. (RSA+AES)

ANY ATTEMPT TO RESTORE YOUR FILES WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE

WILL PERMENANTLY DESTROY YOUR FILE.

DO NOT MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES. DO NOT RENAME ENCRYPTED FILES.

NO SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON INTERNET CAN HELP YOU. WE ONLY HAVE

SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM.

WE GATHERED HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL/PERSORNAL DATA. THESE DATA

ARE CURRENTLY STORED ON A PRIVATE SERVER. THIS SERVER WILL BE

IMMEDIATELY DESTROYED AFTER YOUR PAYMENT. WE ONLY SEEK MONEY

AND DO NOT WANT TO DAMAGE YOUR REPUTATION. IF YOU DECIDE TO

NOT PAY, WE WILL RELEASE THIS DATA TO PUBLIC OR RE-SELLER.

YOU CAN SEND US 2-3 NON-IMPORTANT FILES AND WE WILL

DECRYPT IT FOR FREE TO PROVE WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOUR FILES

BACK.

Contact us for price and get decryption software. We will send you information how to obtain bitcoins also.

Our email:

helpunlock@aol.com

MAKE CONTACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOUR DECRYPTION KEY IS ONLY STORED

TEMPORARLY. IF YOU DON'T CONTACT US WITHIN 72 HOURS, PRICE WILL BE HIGHER.

Key Identifier:

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PC Hardware ID:”

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