FUNNY Ransomware is nearly identical to previous versions of Crysis-Dharma-Cezar ransomware family, except that now it adds .FUNNY extension to encrypted files. Dharma-FUNNY Ransomware constructs file extension from several parts: e-mail address, unique 8-digit identification number (randomly generated) and .FUNNY extension. ID number is also used for victim identification, when hackers send decryption key (although they do it rarely). Dharma-FUNNY Ransomware authors demand from $500 to $15000 ransom, that can be paid in Monero, Dash or BTC (BitCoins), and in return they promise to send decryption key. This type of ransomware is coded and distributed as RaaS (Ransomware as service), and people your are trying to contact can be just resellers. That is why, amount of money they want for decryption can be very big. Using cryptocurrency makes it impossible to track the payee. We do not recommend to pay any money to malefactors. Usually, after some period of time security specialists from antivirus companies or individual researchers break the algorithms and release decryption keys.
Matrix Ransomware is ransomware virus that encrypts user files with either symmetric or asymmetric cryptography. It adds .matrix extension to encrypted files. After finishing encryption process, Matrix creates a text file matrix-readme.rtf or Readme-Matrix.rtf. Virus places this files in every folder with affected files. This text file contains instruction to pay the ransom, where malefactors encourage users to contact them via e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minotaur Ransomware is new type of ransomware, that encrypts user files and demands 0.125 Bitcoins for decryption. All files encrypted by Minotaur receive .Lock extension. According to security specialists, Minotaur Ransomware firstly attacks data on flash drives, and only then switches to local drives. Currently, there is no way to return captured files. If you have backups, you need to remove Minotaur Ransomware from your computer, make sure it is not active and restore from backups. Otherwise, you can make attempt to recover files using instructions below (restore points, previous versions of files, data recovery software). Please, remember, that by paying to racketeers, you put your credentials at risk. Often, after some time antivirus companies or individual enthusiasts break encryption algorithms amd release decryption tools. Of you won’t succeed in restoring your files today, preserve important data for possible recovery in future.
GandCrab V5.0 Ransomware is fifth generation of high-risk GandCrab Ransomware. Probably, this virus was developed in Russia. This crypto-extortor encrypts user and server data using the Salsa20 algorithm, and RSA-2048 is used for auxiliary key encryption. 5-th version appends .[5-random-letters] extension to encrypted files and creates ransom note called [5-random-letters]-DECRYPT.txt. Examples of ransom notes: VSVDV-DECRYPT.html, FBKDP-DECRYPT.html, IBAGX-DECRYPT.html, QIKKA-DECRYPT.html. GandCrab V5.0 Ransomware demands $800 ransom in BitCoins or DASH cryptocurrencies for decryption. However, often, malefactors deceive users and don’t send keys. Thus, victim won’t recover her/his files, but put credentials at risk on doubtful exchange of cryptocurrencies.
Everbe 2.0 Ransomware is second generation of wide-spread Everbe Ransomware. It is file-encryption virus, that encrypts user files using combination of AES (or DES) and RSA-2048 encryption algorithms and then extorts certain amount in BitCoins for decryption. The initial virus first appeared in March, 2018 and was very active since that time. Security researchers consider, that Everbe 2.0 Ransomware started its distribution on 4th of July 2018. Everbe 2.0 Ransomware authors demand from $300 to $1500 in BTC (BitCoins) for decryption, but offer to decrypt any 3 files for free. It is worth mentioning, that Everbe 2.0 Ransomware works only on Windows 64-bit versions of OS. Currently, there is no decryption tools available for Everbe 2.0 Ransomware, however, we recommend you to try using instructions and tools below.