The ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware is a ransomware threat detected by malware researchers recently. Upon inspections, they discovered that it is based on code from the Dharma and the Crysis Ransomware. Being the victim of a ransomware threat could be quite the headache; you will likely have most your data encrypted and left unusable while the attackers will promise to unlock it all after you pay them a certain ransom fee. Needless to say, cyber-criminals are not known for their honesty so that victims are often tricked out of their cash without receiving what was promised in return.
It is suspected that the creators of the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware got their project circulating the Web through fake emails, pirated software or faux updates. Once you have fallen victim to the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware and this nasty threat has got access to your system, it would begin encrypting the data is was programmed to target immediately. Having gone through the encryption process, the names of the files affected will be altered. The ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware follows the pattern of other Dharma and Crysis variants. This means that the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware would apply the ‘.id-
As it usually is with ransomware threats, it is not a good approach to contact the authors of the threat or pay them money no matter what they would promise you to deliver. We would advise you to install a reputable anti-spyware application and trust it with clearing your computer. After this is done, you can attempt to recover some of the data lost via third-party file-recovery software, but it is not likely you will get all of it back.