Ransomware campaigns continue to rise and are harming many individual users, private organizations as well as public organizations. Now-a-days, an older ransomware Trik Trojan is making waves again. Therefore, you need to be watchful and look into ransomware removal before you experience loss.
A security intelligence analyst from Vertek Corporation found a security leak recently when a control server was compromised which resulted in the loss of 43 million email addresses. It was affected by Trik Trojan’s version, GandGrab 3.The analyst also found out that the harmful files were downloaded from a server in Russia.
The analyst explained that the system administrators of the targeted server made an error with the configuration and thus made their Internet Protocol (IP) address exposed to attacks. He found out thousands of text files that contained data of more than 19,000 email addresses and realized that the hackers used this data to sell them to other potential buyers. At first, he thought about the possibility of the email addresses being fake but then he researched further and found them to be valid.
The analyst is currently working for ransomware removal to find more about the email addresses and verify which ones of them have been sold. According to him, the email belonged to people from all around the globe. Some addresses belonged to individuals, some to private businesses and some even to government institutions!
Trik Trojan – Return of a Dangerous Ransomware
Trik Trojan became silent after causing havoc in the security circles in the 2000s but it has re-emerged to attack computers. While looking for ransomware removal, you should be particularly vigilant about Trik Trojan. It attacks devices and develops a “bot net”. Bot net are the affected devices in a network by a malware that are controlled by the malware’s hacker. These hackers then proceed to use the bot net to spread the ransomware by targeting other users.
Currently, ransomware removal for the server is in works. If you are a business owner that deals with huge amount of clients’ data then you have to remain alert and hope you do not have to deal with ransomware removal in future.