Uta Ransomware

Uta Ransomware Description

The Dharma Ransomware family used to be one of the most widely propagated ransomware families in the world. However, back in 2018, a large number of decryption keys were released publicly, and many thought that this was the end of the Dharma Ransomware. Despite this serious hiccup in the Dharma Ransomware project, there are still variants created and propagated. An example would be the Uta Ransomware. There are no free available decryption tools published online yet so that unlocking your data without paying is not possible.

Propagation and Encryption

It is not known how the Uta Ransomware is being spread. Torrent trackers and bogus application updates may be at play here. It also is likely that the authors of the Uta Ransomware are using spam emails containing macro-laced attachments to spread this nasty Trojan. All the files on the user's system will be scanned once the Uta Ransomware manages to infiltrate the host. Data-locking Trojans tend to encrypt a very large variety of file types to ensure maximum damage. Next, the Uta Ransomware will begin its encryption process and will lock all the targeted files using an encryption algorithm. Once this threat locks a file, it also alters its name by appending an 'id-.[jacklee@airmail.cc].uta' extension to the end of the filename. Once this threat encrypts a file, it will no longer be usable. To minimize the chances of the user recovering any of the affected files, the authors of the Uta Ransomware have made sure to wipe out all the Shadow Volume Copies on the compromised system. Furthermore, the Uta Ransomware will use the Windows Command Prompt to disable the System Restore utilities.

The Ransom Note

The Uta Ransomware would then drop a ransom note on the desktop of the victim. The note is named 'FILES ENCRYPTED.txt,' and it serves as instructions for the user. The attackers spell out what has happened to the victim's files and demand a ransom fee in return for a decryption key.

We would advise you strongly to avoid contact with cybercriminals at all costs. Make sure to download and install a genuine anti-virus application that will help you get rid of the Uta Ransomware once and for all.

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