The Cardsome Ransomware is a low-quality piece of ransomware which, thankfully, is unable to apply any the encryption to the files of its victims currently. However, a closer look at the source code of the threatening application reveals that its authors have attempted to implement a file-encryption module, and this is likely to mean that it is a matter of time before a working variant of the Cardsome Ransomware is developed. Although the current state of the Cardsome Ransomware does not allow it to work as a file-encryption Trojan, it can still serve as a spooky screen locker, which tells its victims that their data has been encrypted and restoring it is impossible unless they agree to meet the demands of the attackers.
Usually, the cybercrooks behind threats like the Cardsome Ransomware demand a money transfer, but the authors of this threat appear to be bolder. Instead of asking for a money transaction, they ask their victims to enter all of their credit card information to get access to a decryption software. Needless to say, this is something you must not do under any circumstances.
To avoid threats like the Cardsome Ransomware, you should not visit shady websites, download suspicious e-mail attachments, or download files from Web destinations that are not trustworthy. Although the Cardsome Ransomware is not able to cause long-lasting damage to your data, you can rest assured that there are plenty of file-encryption Trojans that will not miss the chance to take your files as a hostage.
If you are launched the Cardsome Ransomware onto your PC, and your desktop is locked, then you should use a reputable anti-virus software suite to fully remove the intrusive application from the PC.