'.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware

'.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware Description

The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that belongs to the same ransomware family as the InsaneCrypt Ransomware, which was first released on January 23, 2018. The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware, the latest version in this ransomware family, was reported by PC security researchers on March 14, 2018, known as 'Pi Day' colloquially because of it falling '3/14.' The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware behaves like most standard encryption ransomware Trojans and is distributed via phishing email attachments that use embedded macro scripts to download and install threats onto the victim's computers.

How the '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware Carries out Its Attack

The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware attack uses a strong encryption algorithm, AES 256, to make the victim's files inaccessible. The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware is very similar to ransomware Trojans based on HiddenTear, an open source ransomware platform that has spawned countless ransomware variants. The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware will use its strong encryption to make numerous file types inaccessible by its attack, targeting the user-generated files, which may include images, databases, movies, audio, and numerous other document types. A few examples of file types that may be compromised by ransomware attacks like the '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware:

.3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .7zip, .aaf, .accdb, .aep, .aepx, .aet, .ai, .aif, .as, .as3, .asf, .asp, .asx, .avi, .bmp, .c, .class, .cpp, .cs, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .efx, .eps, .fla, .flv, .gif, .h, .idml, .iff, .indb, .indd, .indl, .indt, .inx, .jar, .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .m3u, .m3u8, .m4u, .max, .mdb, .mid, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .msg, .pdb, .pdf, .php, .plb, .pmd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppj, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prel, .prproj, .ps, .psd, .py, .ra, .rar, .raw, .rb, .rtf, .sdf, .sdf, .ses, .sldm, .sldx, .sql, .svg, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xqx, .xqx, .zip.

The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware will rename the affected files by adding a long file extension that includes the email address connected to this attack. This file extension, '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano' is added to each file's name and reinforces the idea that victims of the attack should contact the cybercrooks using the included email address. The '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware delivers a ransom note in the form of a text file named 'KEY.TXT,' which is dropped on the infected computer's desktop. The following is the full text of the '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware's ransom note:

'All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail: volcano666@tutanota.de.You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.In case of no answer in 48 hours write us to theese e-mails: volcano666@cock.li'

Protecting Your Data against the '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware

Since the encryption method used to compromise the victims' files is so strong, it is not possible to restore files encrypted by this threat currently. Because of this, it is important that computer users take preemptive measures to ensure that their files are fully protected from ransomware Trojans like this one. The best protection against the '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware and similar threats is to have file backups. Having backup copies of your files stored on the cloud or an external memory device means that you can respond to a '.[volcano666@tutanota.de].volcano File Extension' Ransomware attack by restoring the files after removing the ransomware threat itself with a reliable security application that is fully up-to-date. Apart from reliable backup methods, a security program can help intercept these attacks.

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