If you are unable to open your files, then more likely it is because Hakbit Ransomware attacked your PC. Developers of this piece use AES algorithms to cipher the stored data (e.g. images, videos, documents, text files, etc.). In other words, everything that is located on your disks will be completely locked. There are a couple of extensions used by Hakbit to alter files - .crypted, .ravack, .part or .gesd. Examples of encrypted files look like this 1.mp4.crypted, 1.jpg.ravack, 1.doc.part or 1.xls.gesd. After this, Hakbit drops a text file called HELP_ME_RECOVER_MY_FILES.txt and wallpaper.bmp, that replaces desktop wallpapers in some cases. Both of them contain information on how to get your files back. To do so, users should pay 300 USD in Bitcoin through the attached address and ring creators via e-mail. Unfortunately, buying decryption software is the only way to decrypt your data since none of the third-parties tools can handle it. However, we strongly advise you against spending your money on this because there is no guarantee that your data will be brought back.
Coupon Lasso is advertised as a browser-based tool that improves online shopping by saving time on choosing the most lucrative deals. Simply said, it uses certain algorithms to compare various offers from different platforms and tease out the best. Whilst such add-on may seem beneficial, Coupon Lasso is a shady application categorized as adware. Applications of these have access to your personal data (passwords, history, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and can gather it for revenue purposes. On top of that, Coupon Lasso might be collaborated with advertising campaigns and display low-sort banners that contain malicious redirects.
Discovered in 2020, CoronaLock restricts access to users' data by encrypting it with ChaCha, AES and RSA algorithms. Files compromised by this ransomware, experience a change in extension to either .corona-lock or .biglock. For example, if 1.mp4 gets modified by the virus, it will migrate to 1.mp4.corona-lock or 1.mp4.biglock. After this, extortionists display ransom information in the note (!!!READ_ME!!!.TXT or README_LOCK.TXT) that is dropped on the desktop. Interestingly enough, people who get attacked with ".biglock" extension, do not have any contact information in the ransom note to connect with cybercriminals. It seems like its developers forgot to include it before the release. In the meantime, ".corona-lock" versions do not have that drawback and contain e-mail in the text file. If you want to take a test-decryption, you are free to send them one file.
Also known as Mimicry, ShivaGood Ransomware has by far no good intentions at all because it is designed to encrypt users' data and demand ransom payment in bitcoin. This malicious piece uses special cryptographic algorithms and assigns ".good" extension to multiple files (PDFs, documents, images, videos, etc.). For instance, 1.mp4 will be renamed to 1.mp4.good, and similarly. Once ShivaGood completes the encryption procedure, it will create a text file called HOW_TO_RECOVER_FILES.txt. This note contains information about data encryption. To decrypt it, extortionists ask you to contact them via e-mail and attach your personal ID that is mentioned in the note as well. Once done, frauds will reach back to you with payment instructions to obtain the decryption key. Additionally, cybercriminals propose to unlock 3 files (less than 10 MB) for free. This is a trick to prove their integrity since reality can differentiate significantly. They can simply extort money and forget about their promises.
Soldier Ransomware is a malicious piece that encrypts user's data and gouges their money to decrypt files. It was first discovered by security researcher Amigo-A. During the encryption process, all files get changed with the .xsmb extension that is attached at the end of a file. For instance, something like 1.mp4 will change its name to 1.mp4.xsmb and reset its icon. After all, the ransomware generates a text file (contact.txt) or image (contact.png) on the victim's desktop. As stated in these files, users have to send 0.1 BTC or 4 ETH through the linked address. Additionally, you can send up to 3 files to their e-mail for free decryption. It is also worth mentioning that Soldier Ransomware seems to be created and operated by a single person as the note suggests. Unfortunately, Soldier Ransomware is impossible to decrypt without the involvement of cybercriminals.
Roger is another form of Dharma family that encrypts data with unbreakable ciphers and demands victims to pay a ransom. When it infiltrates your system, all stored data will be retitled with the victim's ID, cybercriminal's e-mail, and .roger extension. To illustrate, a file like 1.mp4 will upgrade to 1.mp4.id-1E857D00.[email@example.com].ROGER". Note that IDs and e-mails may vary individually. After the virus finishes the file encryption, it will create a text file called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt on your desktop. In this note, people can familiarize themselves with the steps to unlock their data. For this, you should click on the attached link in the Tor browser and they will get back to you in 12 hours to instruct you on purchasing their decryption software. If not, then you should write to them by using a backup e-mail. Unfortunately, paying for the software might be a trap that will putt your finances under a risk.