Ranwomare is the most dreadful malware which gains lot of attention from all over the world due to its noxious activities. According to the current state of ransomware, basically there are three families of ransomware which is known widely – CryptoWall, CTB-Locker and TorrentLocker. Teslacrypt ransomware is one of the variant of ransomware created in February last year to perform catastrophic attacks. Generally speaking, this malicious ransomware targets PC gamers for performing its vicious activities. This virus locks users files stored in the system. Most commonly, it infects gaming files such as game saves, user profiles, recoded replays etc. For performing encryption, it uses AES symmetric algorithm. It gets distributed via Angler explore kit and many other known kits. After successful infection, hackers demands $500 ransom for decrypting files and also warns users if you will delay then your files will be locked forever. This infection occurs in USA, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and UK.
TeslaCrypt creates .TXT files named HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt and modifies the victim’s desktop image to a banner with below given content –
Your personal files are encrypted!
Your files have been safely encrypted on this PC: photos, videos, documents, etc. Click “Show Encrypted Files” button to view a complete list on encrypted files, and you can personally verify this.
Encryption was produced using a unique public key RSA-2048 generated for this computer. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private key.
How Do I Know I am Infected with Teslacrypt ransomware ?
Once Teslacrypt ransomware is activated into the PC, it performs lots of vulnerabilities to makes system behaves weird. First of all, by utilizing CPU and memory space, it slows down processing of system. You may get a constant pop-up messages which will provide email id to contact for buying decryption keys. What worst is that, it hijacks web browsers like Chrome/IE/Firefox and stops from performing any useful activities against it. Even, it changes the default registry entry and browsers setting. In addition, it always redirects users to questionable site to earn profit by pay per click technique. It gathers personal information of users to steal money from user’s account without user’s knowledge.
Prevention Tips –
- Create regular backup of all your important files and the device in which backup is takes should be immediately disconnected after completion of backup process.
- Update already installed software and browsers after regular interval of time duration.
- Next-generation firewalls and anti-malware software that can detect suspicious traffic to the command and control server can stop the malware when it connects to attackers’ servers.
If you are one of the victim’s of Teslacrypt ransomware, then you don’t need to worry at all. You can remove this suspicious virus from system conveniently.
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