Have you ever thought of your computer being kidnapped? In this new age, this is no longer ridiculous as several destructive ransomware variants (including Locky, CyptoLocker, CryptoDefense, CyptoWall, CTB-Locker, etc.) appeared to kidnap computers in the world. The number of ransomware infections has been increasing!
A new variant of Locky ransomwares known as Lukitus has been spreading through socially-engineered emails, e.g. phishing emails.
Ransomware attacks victims through:
Once you open an anonymous attachment, or visit compromised website using outdated browser, ransomware will invade and encrypt your computer. More horribly, this “criminal” encrypts files not only on your computer, but also within shared network drive(s).
After the files are encrypted, a popup will display on your computer asking you to pay ransom money typically in the range of 100-300 USD within a time limit, otherwise, the only key for decryption will be deleted.
Until now, there is NO effective method to decrypt all the kidnapped files. To save your computer from harms, please remember:
If you are unluckily being kidnapped by ransomware, please:
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Last Update on: 4 Jul 2016
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