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Cryptom27@yandex.com virus: HDDCryptor ransomware decryption and removal

Cryptom27@yandex.com virus: HDDCryptor ransomware decryption and removal

What can possibly be a more harmful computer threat than file-encrypting ransomware? The only infection that beats this malware category in terms of the damage is the perpetrating code that affects Master Boot Record of a targeted machine. HDDCryptor, aka Mamba ransomware, completely denies access to a compromised operating system, encodes important files and instructs […]

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ZZZZZ file virus decryption and removal

ZZZZZ file virus decryption and removal

Although restoring files encrypted by the ZZZZZ ransomware is very problematic due to a complex crypto locking mechanism, some techniques may be of help. What is the .zzzzz file virus? Zzzzz file virus is the newest version of the Locky ransomware that encrypts its victims’ data and appends the .zzzzz extension to the scrambled filenames. […]

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Beware of .svg file virus on Facebook

Beware of .svg file virus on Facebook

SVG stands for “Scalable Vector Graphics”, which is a fairly popular XML-based image format that allows for extensive animation effects. One of the main pros of .svg extension files for graphics designers is that these objects can be handled via commonplace text editors, just like XML text files. The virtues being obvious, cybercriminals have come […]

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Aesir file virus: remove ransomware and decrypt .aesir extension files

Aesir file virus: remove ransomware and decrypt .aesir extension files

A new variant of the Locky ransomware appears to be in rotation right now. As opposed to its precursor dubbed Thor, this spinoff appends the .aesir extension to one’s encrypted files. Furthermore, the infection creates an updated set of ransom notes named “([random_number])-INSTRUCTION.html” and ““([random_number])-INSTRUCTION.bmp” to provide victims with a data decryption walkthrough. The threat […]

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CrySiS ransomware decryptor: decrypt .xtbl and .crysis files

CrySiS ransomware decryptor: decrypt .xtbl and .crysis files

Ransomware operators appear to be realizing the risk of being exposed and prosecuted. This pressure is being heated up by the fairly successful activity of Chainalysis, a relatively new startup aimed at tracking Bitcoin transactions. This initiative may lead to effective attribution of ransomware attacks through chasing the cryptocurrency paid by victims. The breaking news […]

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iTunes Store receipt email scam

iTunes Store receipt email scam

There is an uptick in the volume of phishing emails allegedly sent on behalf of Apple’s iTunes Store. The threat actors attempt to wheedle personally identifiable information out of recipients by urging them to click on an embedded rogue link. The persuasion effect is attained through a notification about a nonexistent order that the user […]

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Baidu link Skype virus removal: stop Baidu.com links scam in Skype

Baidu link Skype virus removal: stop Baidu.com links scam in Skype

Popular applications have always been cybercriminals’ favorite targets. The fact that a huge number of people worldwide opt for using Skype as their online communication medium couldn’t possibly stay beyond threat actors’ focus. There have been numerous incidents in the past where Skype accounts got spammed with rogue links, and this trend is on the […]

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Thor file: restore encrypted .thor extension files

Thor file: restore encrypted .thor extension files

Thor is the latest persona of the infamous Locky ransomware. This variant was released less than a day after the previous .shit extension edition was discovered, which might suggest that the latter was a misunderstanding in the cybercriminal ring responsible for this lineage. The updated pest doesn’t have many adjustments inside. It appends .thor to […]

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Decrypt .shit files virus – Shit ransomware removal

Decrypt .shit files virus – Shit ransomware removal

Locky ransomware devs appear to have been really busy rolling out updates to their nefarious extortion product lately. Less than a month after the emergence of the previous “Odin” variant, a brand-new iteration has been discovered that appends the .shit extension to one’s crippled files. Other than the somewhat different filename skewing effect, this version […]

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CryPy ransomware decryptor and removal

CryPy ransomware decryptor and removal

Python-based ransomware is not a new phenomenon in the online extortion environment, but it hadn’t been nearly as well-orchestrated as it has become with the emergence of the CryPy baddie. This crypto threat is proficient at evading antiviruses and leverages an extraordinarily hard-to-tackle encryption principle. The main hurdle to handling these attacks is that the […]

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