ID Ransomware you have been hit withApril 16, 2016 – 1:39 PM
ID Ransomware is a new online service that allows you to upload ransom notes or encrypted file samples to identify the ransomware used to attack you.
So-called ransomware is an ever growing and evolving threat that is attacking computer systems to either hold files hostage by encrypting them, or locks access to the computer instead.
Most request Bitcoin payments promising that files or the system will be unlocked once the payment has been received. This alone can be problematic as users who are affected by a successful ransomware attack may not know how to obtain the Bitcoin needed to make the payment.
What many users affected by ransomware don’t know is that decryption or removal tools are available for certain kinds of ransomware which allow them to regain access to encrypted files or a locked computer without paying the ransom.
For that however, it is necessary to identify the ransomware first which can be a challenge in itself.