The [email protected] Virus is a new strain of the Paradise ransomware family. Refer to our in-depth article for a technical analysis and full removal instructions.
|Name||[email protected] Virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the [email protected][random ext] extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool||See If Your System Has Been Affected by [email protected] Virus|
[email protected] Virus – Distribution Ways
The [email protected] virus uses the familiar virus distribution tactics as those used by related threats.
A common tactic is to rely on phishing email messages that are sent in a bulk-like manner. The criminals typically use web elements taken from well-known sites in an attempt to confuse the receiving users into interacting with the malicious element. The virus file might be contained either in the body contents or attached to the messages.
A similar method is to create fake download sites where the [email protected] virus is distributed as an infected software installer. In this case the criminals can take the legitimate setup files of well-known software that is frequently downloaded by the users: creativity suites, productivity applications and system utilities. They are bundled with the malware code and sent via email messages and uploaded to the fake download portals.
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