Ransomware is one of the biggest threats from crypto virology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or intentionally blocks the access to it until the ransom is paid. Due to which it disrupts the operations of the businesses running online by stealing their confidential data or by misusing it. As these cyberthreats are increasing day by day and also the ransomware is also increasing. So as to get rid of this and to secure our sensitive information from the online fraudsters you must know about the destructive types of cyber virus. In the article, we will provide you with complete information that will help you to know more about the 10 most destructive types of ransomware.
Know more about the 10 Most Destructive Types Of Ransomware
This is the most dangerous type of ransomware that comes in May 2017 and infected nearly 200, 000 computers all over the world. Mostly the big organizations, hospitals, and institutions are badly infected and in around 150 countries due to it. Wanna Cry ransomware automatically gets installed into your computing device once you access the extension.WCRY. Once it gets installs into your system, it gives seven day time to pay back the amount of Cyber Virus and after that, they will double the amount of the ransom. If you don’t pay the amount within the restricted time period then all the files will be lost. Hence, it is estimated that with this attackers earn $130, 000.
Crypto Locker is another type of ransomware that comes into existence in 2013. This is spread through email attachments and spam messages with the help of Gameover Zeus Botnet. Along with this, it uses 2048 bit RSA public key to encrypt the files of the users in exchange for the money. Crypto Locker infects nearly 500, 000 computers along with the clones like CryptoWall and Torrent Locker. Moreover, this opens the way for several other ransomware that uses encrypted codes to generate new threats.
SamSam Ransomware comes into existence at the end of 2015 in the United States and its main motive is to target high profile personalities. Later on, this cyber virus focuses on exploiting the Jboss vulnerabilities. Also, it generates weak passwords for Java-based and FTP based servers so that they can easily get access to the victim’s networks. They use the RSA- 2048 Encryption to infect the victim’s network with minimal detection. Once the victim is trapped, the amount of extortion varies to the amount of data as well as the victim is willing to pay.
This is one of the most destructive types of ransomware which encrypts and progressively removes the encrypted files until the ransom amount is paid to them. Jigsaw named after the name of the horror movie and it is very dangerous. The victims infected by this have to pay the amount within 24 hours. Just in case, the victim fails to pay the amount they begin removing the encrypted files. Along with this, it also increases the number of files for deletion each and every time you make a delay in paying them.
Petya Ransomware is another ransomware that encrypts files on the computer just with a single statement which is “If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible”. This is spread through the extensions name .doc, .ppt, .xls, or .pdf. It uses its own boot loader which helps in writing the code at the starting of your hard disk drive. Once you install the hard disk all the files that are previously available on your hard disk will be damaged.
This ransomware was also known as Trojan Horse Attack because it forces the users in believing that their computing devices are used to perform illegal activities. Moreover, this also displays the IP address of the computer you are using at present using the webcam so that they can easily convince the victims. Through this, 5 million computers have been infected and found to be the most dangerous.
Locky ransomware is the newly launched cyber virus that is sent to the 23 million emails all over the world within 24 hours. Once this is installed within your computer or laptop that you are using it will automatically rename all the users file extensions name as Locky. This is known as one of the most expensive types of ransomware, which is very hard for the victims to pay as they demand a very huge amount of ransom. Despite this, this removes all copies of the files and restore points that help the victims to remove this ransomware from their device.
Cerber Ransomware is one of the effective cyber virus because instead of targeting the computers it targets the servers of the victims. Just by doing so, it stops the users to gain access to their servers. This enters your system through an email with an infected Microsoft Office attachment. Once you open that document, this will run in the background without informing you. After completing the encryption you will get the ransom notes. In short, they use the encryption code to hack your server and after this, once they are successful with the hacking they demand the ransom.
This ransomware is similar to the Petya ransomware that is among one of the destructive types of Cyber Virus. It is spread through the social engineering campaign that mainly hits the Human Resource Departments(HRD). As soon as you install the file name with GoldenEye it automatically encrypts the file on the victim’s computer. After this, it takes out all your confidential data and started asking you for the Bitcoin in return for that information.
Spora Ransomware is also among one of the most destructive ransomware that infects many users worldwide. It includes a strong encryption engine and this is transmitted through the email file attachments. Another dangerous disadvantage of this virus is that it encrypts all the files on local drives as well as shared networks and tracks all your sensitive information.