Ransomware

RANSOMWARE



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 An example lock screen



Please note that some of the terms used in this blog are made-up(they are only used for a better understanding of the user)

A ransomware is a type of a virus which locks a user out of his data until the user pays the creator of the ransomware.

Types of ransomware 

 

Scareware

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The ransomware will show fake pop ups and will make you pay by giving false pop ups.Your data is normally safe,but you may be loaded with many pop ups.

Screen lockers

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The ransomware will keep you away from your data until the ransom is paid.

Encryptors

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The ransomware will encrypt your data and not decrypt it until the ransom is paid .


Types of locks of the ransomware:

 

Simple lock

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In this type of a lock, the user is locked out of its data by a plain lock page only.
Once the lock page is bypassed, the user gets access to its data and can use it.

Simple encryption lock

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In this type of a lock, the user is locked out of its data by a lock page and his data is encrypted.
Once the lock is bypassed, the user gets accessed to the encrypted data which the user can not used.

Time encryption lock

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In this type of a lock, the user is locked out of its data by a lock page and his data is encrypted and the key for decrypting his data will only be available for a short amount of time, after which the ransomware will delete itself, leaving his data encrypted.
Once the lock is bypassed, the user gets accessed to the encrypted data which the user can not used.

How do you protect yourself?

  • Keep a good antivirus
  • Dont use third party softwares
  • Dont visit any website as it may have a payload

What to do if you are infected?

NEVER PAY THE RANSOM
If the data is not important, format the disk and reinstall your operating system.

If the data is important, reasearch the internet for a solution.
I'll leave a few links below to help you out.
  • https://nomoreransom.org
  • https://noransom.kaspersky.com
  • https://decryter.emsisoft.com



Hope you enjoyed,
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