The Jabacrypter Ransomware is a file-encryption Trojan which, unfortunately, is yet to be decrypted by malware researchers. This means that users whose data gets taken hostage by the JabaCrypter Ransomware will not have the opportunity to use free decryption software and this would make the recovery of their files either borderline impossible or quite pricey. It is likely that the con artists behind the JabaCrypter Ransomware are spreading their threatening program via various means such as spam e-mails, fake social media messages, pirated games, peer-to-peer sharing and others. When the JabaCrypter Ransomware is executed on a computer that is not protected sufficiently, the threat may proceed to encrypt a broad range of files found on the local hard drive. To maximize its damage, the JabaCrypter Ransomware will aim to encrypt file formats, which are likely to store important information – documents, spreadsheets, images, videos, archives, backups, projects, etc. All encrypted data is recognizable thanks to the ‘.cryptfile’ extension that will be added to the names of the harmed files.
After the JabaCrypter Ransomware’s file-encryption attack is executed successfully, the ransomware will proceed to deliver a ransom message with the assistance of the file ‘! ПРОЧТИ МЕНЯ.html.’ Both the name of the ransom note and its contents are in Russian so that we are inclined to believe that the authors and potential victims of the JabaCrypter Ransomware are likely to be Russian-speaking users.
The crooks’ message does not specify the amount of money that the victims need to pay so that it is likely that the price will be different for every user. The only worthy piece of information that the ransom message contains is the e-mail address, which could be used to get in touch with the people behind the [email protected] We advise users not to contact them since they are unlikely to offer any help unless they get money in return. Don’t forget that paying money to con artists is a terrible idea since there’s a significant risk that you will end up being tricked out of your money eventually.
Unfortunately, recovering from the JabaCrypter Ransomware’s attack is not entirely possible since this threat’s encryption is yet to be cracked. However, there are still available resources to prevent further problems. For starters, make sure to remove the JabaCrypter Ransomware with the assistance of an up-to-date anti-virus tool, which will ensure the full removal of the harmful files. Make sure to backup all the files marked with the ‘.cryptfile’ extension since you will need them if a free decryptor becomes available in the future.