Security reports indicate that a new iteration of the Matrix ransomware has been identified processing the victim files with the .ITLOCK extension.
Our article provides an overview of the virus operations and it also may be helpful in attempting to remove the virus.
Matrix Ransomware – Distribution Tactics
The .ITLOCK Matrix ransomware variant is a new custom variant that is derived from the well-known virus family. As such we presume that the hackers are going to use the typical distribution tactics like previous iterations. As there is a fairy low number of found infections we presume that the captured samples are test versions or the initial limited release.
A typical infection will make use of phishing email messages that are designed to imitate well-known Internet sites or services that the users might use. The criminals often use templates for password reset notifications, software updates and other messages that require some kind of a user interaction. The malicious files can be directly attached or linked in the body contents.
Matrix ransomware infections can (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/remove-matrix-ransomware-restore-itlock/