What is Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware

Sorryitsjustbusiness is the name of a ransomware virus. Alike other infections of this type, it encrypts personal data and blackmails victims into paying a ransom. The encryption process may be easily spotted by looking at affected files. Sorryitsjustbusiness changes their original extensions to random characters and resets icons to blank. To illustrate, a file like 1.pdf may change to 1.pdf.ws9y, 1.png to 1.png.kqfb, and so forth with other random extensions and files. Following successful encryption, the virus creates a text note called read_it.txt and installs new desktop wallpapers.

read_it.txt
First of all, sorry. It's just business.
All your files have been encrypted. All your documents are unavailable.
The encryption was done using a secret key designed by our company.
In order to decrypt your files you must buy an exclusive key from us.
Do not reset or shutdown - files may be damaged.
Do not rename or move encrypted files - they may be lost forever.
Do not try to delete readme files - files may be damaged.
Please send $150k in Bitcoin to the following wallet: bc1qp94vpfjgm6z7fvcsa43cymjpyytweqjju9u7dp
If you do not own Bitcoin yet, we suggest a quick Google search.
After 24 hours the payment will double. After 48 hours files will be deleted.
If you have a proposal within 2 hours you will get a discount, minimizing this tragic event so you can get back to work.
Please contact us via email: sorryitsjustbusiness@protonmail.com

Both text note and wallpapers display information on how to recover the data. Victims are said it is necessary to buy an exclusive key to decrypt their files. The cost of this key is whopping 150,000$ to be paid in Bitcoin to the attached crypto address. After the transfer is made, victims should inform the swindlers by sending a message to their e-mail address (sorryitsjustbusiness@protonmail.com). If victims fail to do this within 24 hours after getting infected, the price for decryption will double. It is also mentioned that encrypted files will be deleted after 48 hours of victims’ inaction. Based on the demanded amount of ransom, we can then assume that Sorryitsjustbusiness’s aim is set on companies with a good level of earnings. As a rule, it is not advised to trust cybercriminals and pay the ransom they want. However, this might be the only way to decrypt your data completely. The only way you can avoid paying the ransom is to recover your files using available backup copies. You can also try some third-party instruments although they are less likely to end up successfully decrypting the data. Before running any recovery manipulations, it is important to delete the virus first. Follow our guide below to learn all the information related to ransomware removal and restoration of data.

Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware

How Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware infected your computer

The main channel abused by cybercriminals is e-mail messaging. Cybercriminals use it to send malicious attachments or links and trick users into opening them. Messages containing potentially dangerous content may be disguised as something legitimate and important to minimize their suspicion. Ransomware developers do not limit their distribution vectors by this method only. Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers, fake software updates/installers, unprotected RDP configuration, hacking of NAS (Network Attached Storage), and other means can also be used for spreading infections. Beware of them and do not trust unofficial/suspicious content around the web. To protect yourself against such threats in the future, we recommend you follow our tutorial below. There is plenty of useful information one can benefit from to not let such infections happen again.

  1. Download Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for your 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 Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

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

Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware files:


WARNING.txt
systemd-timed
polaris
{randomfilename}.exe

Sorryitsjustbusiness Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore your files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky ransomware decryptor

Use the following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, which can decrypt your 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 your 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 Sorryitsjustbusiness 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 your 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.
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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 Sorryitsjustbusiness 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. Sorryitsjustbusiness 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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