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Green_Ray Ransomware

Green_Ray is ransomware identical to Mahasaraswati and JohnyCryptor. This ransomware encrypts files using an asymmetric encryption algorithm, generating public (to encrypt) and private (to decrypt) keys during encryption. In addition, Green_Ray extends the name of each compromised file with "green_ray(@)aol.com.xtbl", thus making it straightforward to determine which files are encrypted. After infiltrating the system, Green_Ray changes the desktop wallpaper and creates a "How to decrypt your files.txt" file, which contains an email address to contact cyber criminals. The Green_Ray desktop wallpaper states that files have been encrypted and that users must contact the email addresses provided to receive further instructions. After contacting cyber criminals, victims will then supposedly receive a reply stating that they must pay a ransom in exchange for the private key (which is stored on remote servers con...

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How to remove “Your device has been blocked” ransomware virus from Android tablet or phone?

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows-based computers for some time. These types of infections became popular in mid-2006 and continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims. Recently, security research began showing a rise in Android-based mobile ransomware infections. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center - making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. Tablet and mobile phone users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by these messages ...

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