StalinLocker Virus — How to Remove It and Restore Your Files

The StalinLocker virus is a new ransomware that appears to be still in a testing phase of development. The initial strains associated with it have been featured in a small attack campaign. We expect to see newer versions of it that can cause serious damage to the infected hosts. Read our removal guide to learn how to handle active infections.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware institutes a dangerous lockscreen that is accompanied by other components.
SymptomsThe ransomware engine can delete or encrypt sensitive user data.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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StalinLocker Virus – Distribution Ways

The StalinLocker virus is a typical representative of generic ransomware that are created by individual hackers or criminal groups based on the behavior patterns of famous malware families and strains. To this date there is no information available about the identity of the perpetrators. At this point the severity of the attacks remain low, the virus strains seem to be test versions or early development releases.

The StalinLocker virus can be distributed using email messages that utilize social engineering tactics that can manipulate the users into infecting themselves with the threat. This is done by posing as a legitimate notification and they can deliver files that are either hyperlinked or attached directly to the emails. These tactics are also employed to spread viral payloads. Two of (Read more...)

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