The Blue Eagle Ransomware is a rather low-quality encryption Trojan whose author has failed to implement a reliable encryption routine. A mistake in the threat’s code may lead to double encryption of the users’ files, and this might prevent the authors from being able to recover the files of the victims, even if they accept to pay the ransom sum that the Blue Eagle Ransomware asks for. Unfortunately, it also seems that a free decryptor for the Blue Eagle Ransomware will not be available, and victims of this threat might need to look into 3rd-party file recovery solutions, which might not always deliver satisfying results.
The author of the Blue Eagle Ransomware may opt to spread the corrupted file via various methods. One of the most used tricks to distribute ransomware is via spam e-mails, but it also is possible to encounter corrupted files while browsing adult content, low-quality pages, or websites that are linked to pirated software. We advise our readers to take their online security seriously and use a credible anti-malware protection that can keep them safe while they browse the Web. In addition to this, they also should do their best to stay away from shady Web destinations since this is one of the simplest and most reliable ways to keep threats like the Blue Eagle Ransomware away from their computers.
If the Blue Eagle Ransomware is not stopped on time, then it may proceed to encrypt the victim’s data by using an effective encryption algorithm which, unfortunately, is impossible to decipher at the moment. Instead of delivering the ransom note in a new document, the Blue Eagle Ransomware spawns a new window, which contains a snippet of text that tells users that they need to pay a 1.25 BTC ransom fee to get their files back. The new window also contains a ‘Decrypt’ button, which prompts users to enter a password that they can receive by paying the ransom sum. The authors note that victims will need to reinstall Windows once their files are decrypted. All encrypted files will have an additional extension appended to their names – ‘.SaherBlueEagleRansomware.’ The verdict of researchers is that the author’s message sounds rather fishy, and it is very likely that paying the 1.25 BTC ransom fee will not help you get your files back. Instead of risking money and sponsoring a cyber crook, victims of the Blue Eagle Ransomware should eliminate the threat with the use of a credible anti-virus tool. Once this is done, they should see if any 3rd-party file recovery methods and tools can help them get their data back.