New KeyPass Ransomware Actively Attacking Around the World To Encrypt the Victim Files

[Aug 20, 2018]

Newly emerging KeyPass ransomware actively spreading around the world to encrypt the targetted system files and demand the ransom to the victims.

When compared to last year, currently ransomware outbreaks are very less, however, new ransomware attacks are kept increasing and the malware authors always trying to find the new method into infiltrate system to make a huge profit.

Unlike other ransomware attacks, malware authors added new features that give to take “manual control” by default.

Once successfully infected, Attackers instruct victims to contact via particular email ID(keypass@bitmessage.ch) along with victims personal ID and they demand $300 for providing the decryption key.

Cyber Security Tips: 

  • Do not pay the ransom. It only encourages and funds these attackers. Even if the ransom is paid, there is no guarantee that you will be able to regain access to your files.
  • Restore any impacted files from a known good backup.
  • Do not provide personal information when answering an email, unsolicited phone call, text message or instant message.
  • Use reputable antivirus software and a firewall.
  • Do employ content scanning and filtering on your mail servers.
  • Do make sure that all systems and software are up-to-date with relevant patches.

 

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