What is MATILAN Ransomware

MATILAN belongs to the category of ransomware infections. It uses strong encryption algorithms to lock privately stored databases. The main target of MATILAN Ransomware is business networks that store important financial, customer, contact, and other types of data subject to getting abused by cybercriminals for reputational damage in the future. Once data encryption occurs, all affected files are changed with the .MATILAN extension. For instance, a file like 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.MATILAN and lose its original icon as well. Then, ransomware creators urge victims to pay the so-called ransom using instructions presented in the RESTORE_FILES_INFO.txt note. In addition, MATILAN displays push notifications in the right bottom screen corner and also a short message screen when logging into the system.

RESTORE_FILES_INFO.txtlog-in screen messagepush-notification
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| What happened? |
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Your network was ATTACKED, your computers and servers were LOCKED,
Your private data was DOWNLOADED:
- Contracts
- Customers data
- Finance
- HR
- Databases
- And more other...
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| What does it mean? |
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It means that soon mass media, your partners and clients WILL KNOW about your PROBLEM.
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| How it can be avoided? |
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In order to avoid this issue,
you are to COME IN TOUCH WITH US no later than within 3 DAYS and conclude the data recovery and breach fixing AGREEMENT.
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| What if I do not contact you in 3 days? |
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If you do not contact us in the next 3 DAYS we will begin DATA publication.
We will post information about hacking of your company on public
ALL YOUR CLIENTS WILL KNOW ABOUT THE INCIDENT!!!
Think very well of the consequences.
You can spare this little money and subsequently lose much more.
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| I can handle it by myself |
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It is your RIGHT, but in this case all your data will be published for public USAGE.
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| I do not fear your threats! |
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That is not the threat, but the algorithm of our actions.
If you have hundreds of millions of UNWANTED dollars, there is nothing to FEAR for you.
That is the EXACT AMOUNT of money you will spend for recovery and payouts because of PUBLICATION.
You are exposing yourself to huge penalties with lawsuits and government if we both don't find an agreement.
We have seen it before cases with multi million costs in fines and lawsuits,
not to mention the company reputation and losing clients trust and the medias calling non-stop for answers.
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| You have convinced me! |
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Then you need to CONTACT US, there is few ways to DO that.
---Secure method---
a) Download a qTOX client: hxxps://tox.chat/download.html
b) Install the qTOX client and register account
c) Add our qTOX ID: 671263E7BC06103C77146A5ABB802 A63F53A42B4C4766329A5F04D2660C99A3611635CC36B3A
or qTOX ID: BC6934E2991F5498BDF5D852F10EB4F7E145 9693A2C1EF11026EE5A259BBA3593769D766A275
d) Write us extension of your encrypted files .MATILAN
Our LIVE SUPPORT is ready to ASSIST YOU on this chat.
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| What will I get in case of agreement |
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You WILL GET full DECRYPTION of your machines in the network, DELETION your data from our servers,
RECOMMENDATIONS for securing your network perimeter.
And the FULL CONFIDENTIALITY ABOUT INCIDENT.
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Number of files that were processed is: -
YOUR COMPANY IS HACKED AND COMPROMISED
Your network was ATTACKED, your computers and servers were LOCKED,
Your private data was DOWNLOADED:
- Contracts
- Customers data
- Finance
- HR
- Databases
- And more other...
If you do not contact us in the next 3 DAYS we will begin DATA publication.
We will post information about hacking of your company on public
You can find full details in the file RESTORE_FILES_INFO
[OK]
YOUR COMPANY IS HACKED AND COMPROMISED
Your network was ATTACKED, your computers and servers were LOCKED, Your private data was DOWNLOADED:
- Contracts

It is said that the only way to decrypt files and avoid the public leakage of important data (which will happen within 3 days of inaction) is to collaborate with cybercriminals. Victims are guided to contact developers via the anonymous qTox messenger and follow guidelines on how and how much should be paid to revert the ransomware damage. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid all the possible damage should victims refute working with cybercriminals. Although encrypted files may be recovered if there is a backup stored on another machine, it does not ensure the publication of data will not happen eventually. When it comes to business organizations, they themselves should evaluate the risks of losing private access to data. There are also no free decryption tools that could guarantee 100% decryption of MATILAN files the day we published this article. One thing is clear – MATILAN Ransomware has to be removed from the infected system in case you are not going to work with swindlers. Below, we attached working solutions to do it and ensure protection against such threats in the future.

How MATILAN Ransomware infected your computer

Many ransomware infections use the same set of channels to distribute themselves – trojans, e-mail spam messages, phishing pages, fake software updates/installers, unprotected RDP configuration, NAS (Network Attached Storage) vulnerabilities, and other channels as well. Trojans are a type of malware designed to cause chain infections upon its successful injection. They can be spread via any of the above-mentioned channels. E-mail spam letters try to convince users into downloading malicious attachments or going to links designed to do the same. MS Office documents, PDFs, JavaScript, Archive, and Executable files can be modified and attached to such letters to carry infections. Since victims of MATILAN Ransomware are likely to be business owners or members, the infection could succeed in penetration due to some security crack or negligence of internal workers. If you are a regular user not related to business, we encourage you to read our guide below and learn how one can be protected against such threats in the future.

  1. Download MATILAN Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .MATILAN files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like MATILAN Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove MATILAN Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of MATILAN Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove MATILAN Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of MATILAN Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

MATILAN Ransomware files:


RESTORE_FILES_INFO.txt
{randomname}.exe

MATILAN Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .MATILAN files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .MATILAN files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .MATILAN files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with MATILAN Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .MATILAN files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like MATILAN Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. MATILAN Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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