Ryuk ransomware has infected thousands of businesses and home users in what appears to be a targeted attack. This blog post will explain what Ryuk ransomware is, what it does, how you can prevent it from happening to your business or home computer, and what steps you should take if it’s too late.
Ryuk ransomware is one of the most recent and dangerous viruses to attack computers in our modern world. It was first detected back on December 27th, 2017 when it encrypted data on more than 500 thousand computers across 150 countries around the globe within just two days!
Ryuk ransomware is a trojan horse that, once installed on your computer and executed by clicking an infected email or unwittingly running malicious software from suspicious websites such as torrent sites with no download functionality, will lock you out of all the data stored on said device until payment for their decryption service via Bitcoin has been made. Ryuks have been known to be spread through spam emails containing links which when clicked result in installation if malware injection points within our operating system’ Kernel Mode Code Execution Branch Window’s handle gadget driver process; usually located at offset 0x00000000 in the kernel object, pointing to an injected malicious code into that processes memory. A ransom note screen will then appear once this infection is successful at injecting itself giving you a choice of only two options: if payment for your data’s decryption has been made or not yet. If it hasn’t, don’t bother sending more money because they won’t receive it until after their extortionists have successfully given you back all access to your files and computer system by removing its Ryuk ransomware strain from our operating system.
Does Ryuk steal data?
Ryuk ransomware is a serious threat and yes, it does steal data. It’s possible for this malware to sneak onto your device in three ways: via email attachments; through fake news sites which redirect you towards malicious links when clicking on them; or even as an app download from legitimate software outlets like iTunes Store.
Is Ryuk Ransomware still active?
I’m sure you’ve all heard of the recent wave of ransoms that have been imposed on companies by malware like this one. Is your company safe from being targeted in this type attack, or are they blessed with immunity because an employee didn’t follow some simple security measures he should’ve taken before sending out emails again today (that peskyExecutables/Files attachment) to your contacts?
No matter how you look at it, ransomware can be extremely disruptive to any company. But what if there was a way for businesses who are ready to defend themselves against malware like this one, to get ahead of the curve before an attack ever happened? Would that not make all the difference in defending their companies from becoming targets for ransoms or data breaches by hackers looking prey on people’s information online? There is now!
Who is behind Ryuk ransomware?
This question has many possible answers, but the most common one seems to be an internet hacker. The motives for creating this type of virus are usually not entirely clear-cut since some criminals have their own agenda while others just want money or power in exchange for releasing malware on unsuspecting victims with the hopes that they can extort what’s left over from these thefts by threatening further actions if any ransom isn’t paid promptly enough (and typically exceeding expectations).