Information About Galacti-Crypter Ransomware
Cyber security researchers are struggling these days to keep pace with all the new ransomware threats which appear to be popping up everyday over internet. It is Galacti-Crypter Ransomware which is known as one of the most recently file-encrypting trojan that has been spotted a while ago.
Experts have been unable to determine the infection vectors which is involved in the propagation of the Galacti-Crypter Ransomware. Some assume that the attackers are using huge email campaigns, bogus application updates and fake pirated variants of popular software tools. When the Galacti-Crypter Ransomware infiltrates into a computer system, it starts to perform a whole scan on PC. This scan will locate all the files which will further targeted for encryption. Ransomware threats usually target a long list of file types which are likely to be present in almost any regular PC.
Therefore, be ensure of getting maximum damage and increasing the chances of getting paid. The Galacti-Crypter Ransomware will start locking all the files which are marked for encryption. This data locking trojan will encode the file name itself without changing the extension, instead of adding a new extension at the end of the file name of a locked file.
The Galacti-Crypter Ransomware's ransom note will launch in a new window which is called 'Galacti-Crypter 1.8'. Most of the authors of data encrypting trojans give out their contact details so that the victims can get in touch with it and receive further instructions potentially. However, they state that the ransom fee is $150 and it is required in Bitcoins currency. The attackers also mention that the user will get only 72 hours to complete the transaction.
But, there is also a good news for you which is, a free and publicly available decryption tool that is totally compatible with the Galacti-Crypter Ransomware named 'GalactiCrypter Decryptor' and if you utilize it, you'll be able to recover all your encrypted data. However, it is very crucial to download and install a reputable anti-virus tool for everyone and use it properly to wipe off the Galacti-Crypter Ransomware from your computer system completely.