Ransomware removal experts have found a new ransomware lurking in the cybersecurity circles known as KRAB Ransomware.
What is KRAB Ransomware
Like other ransomware, it applies encoding to the files of users’ computers and proceeds to ask for money in exchange for access to the encrypted files.
According to ransomware removal experts, the ransomware’s main objective is extortion by blackmailing its victims through the locking of their sensitive data. Moreover, the cybercriminals behind this ransomware are thought to be extremely sophisticated and cunning.
The ransomware proliferates through World Wide Web and attacks several users at once. When users’ find their files not opening with an extension of “.KRAB”, it means that their PCs have been successfully invaded by KRAB Ransomware and they will have to remove ransomware as KRAB modifies the extension of files after the encryption process.
The impact of KRAB is not limited to users’ files but it also continuously tries to weaken the hardware and operating systems of users’ computer system. Moreover, it is smart enough to remove shadow volume copies of the locked files before the users can proceed to recover their files. Then it deliver sensitive information from the system to its hackers who use it as leverage.
What to Do Now?
Cybercriminals who engage in ransomware attacks do not attack a computer system. They attack an individual’s mind and try to frighten hem /her into paying ransom before they can think clearly.
Thus, in case of being attacked by KRAB Ransomware, you do not to be worried. You must hold your nerves. Firstly, never think about paying ransom. Paying ransom is never recommended as cybercriminals often do not return access to locked data after receiving the payment.
Secondly, try to backup and get your files back through recovery software. Thirdly, if you are unable to get back your files, then try to utilize the services of an experienced security professional that can help you remove ransomware. Lastly, you are only left with the option to reinstall Windows which will remove ransomware, though at the cost of the removal of your files too.