BlackRouter virus is a malware strain that has been reported by the security community. It encrypts personal data with the .BlackRouter or .pay2me extensions and blackmails the victims into paying a ransom fee. Continue reading to learn how to remove the threat from infected computers.
BlackRouter Virus – Distribution Ways
Computer hackers are currently orchestrating an attack campaign carrying it as the primary payload.
One of the main strategies employed by criminals is the use of email messages. They are devised in a spam-like manner and contain social engineering schemes in order to coerce the targets into interacting with the malware element. There are two primary methods used by the hackers — they may either hyperlink the malware instances in the body contents or directly attach them to the messages. Email messages are also the main source of payloads that can lead to the BlackRouter virus infections. There are two types:
- Documents — The hackers behind the BlackRouter virus can embed the code into different file types: documents, presentations or spreadsheets. As soon as they are opened a notification prompt is opened (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/blackrouter-virus-removal-restore-blackrouter-pay2me-files/