202302 Oct

Electronic Ransomware


This threatening program has been specifically designed to carry out two main functions: encrypting a victims data and subsequently demanding a ransom for the decryption key. Specifically, it appends the cyber criminals email address (in this case,, a unique identifier assigned to the victim, and the .ELCTRONIC extension to the original file names. This message is used to notify the victim of the ransom amount and provide instructions on how to make the payment in exchange for the decryption key, allowing them to regain access to their encrypted files. Importantly, the note cautions against resorting to free decryption software, implying that such tools are ineffective in restoring the encrypted data. The emphasis here is on the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures to protect against such threats and avoid falling victim to ransomware attacks in the first place.

Source: Enigmasoftware