Malware researchers at InfoSec have identified a new ransomware threat which is known as BloodFox Ransomware. BloodFox Ransomware causes significant inconvenience to victims because its encryption employs a strong cryptographic algorithm rendering most file types inaccessible.
BloodFox Ransomware is unique in that it leaves the names of encrypted files intact. Its ransom note with instructions for the victims is also displayed in a manner unusual to most other ransomware: the screen of the breached systems displays a pop-up window with instructions for victims.
The BloodFox Ransomware Ransom Note
Compared to other ransomware strains, the BloodFox Ransomware victims receive a relatively short ransom note, but it does contain important details. As far as payment goes, the hackers demand a ransom of at least 0.3 BTC (Bitcoin). Over the past several years, Bitcoin has become a more commonly demanded payment method in the world of cybercrime, and at current prices, the demanded ransom is equal to around $19,000. Victims of BloodFox Ransomware are expected to contact the attackers by sending an email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.’
How Do I Remove BloodFox Ransomware?
The best way to decrypt files and rid your system of BloodFox Ransomware is to use a reputable malware remediation tool to scan for and remove elements of this nasty infection. Additionally, you should maintain backups of your critical files that can be uploaded to another device for immediate access.