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Decrypt Files Encrypted by .Alcatraz Locker

This article will help you remove Alcatraz Locker ransomware and successfully decrypt your files in case they have been encrypted by this virus.

Ransomed.html is the ransom note, carried by a ransomware many in the industry know as Alcatraz Locker which appends the .Alcatraz file extension to the encoded files. This virus is known as dropping an orange/gray notification with detailed instructions leading to a payment page where the victim is demanded to pay the sum of 0.5 BTC ransom to get the files back.

Alcatraz Locker – More Information

In order to deal maximum damage to victims, this virus may use a sophisticated combination of malware obfuscators, JavaScript malware, file joiners, spam bots and other software which will ensure successful infection. The Alcatraz Locker virus will also ensure the successful communication with the Command and Control servers of the cyber-criminals via different protocols (HTTP, TCP, UDP).

Then the virus creates multiple files in key Windows folders, like

  • %AppData%
  • %Startup%
  • %System32%
  • %Windows%

Shortly after this, the Alcatraz Locker ransomware “locks” the files by appending encryption algorithm on bytes of their code which makes them seem corrupt. The encrypted files appear like the following:

To decrypt your files, we have provided instructions below, but before proceeding with them, we advise following the “Stage 1” instructions for removing Alcatraz Locker swiftly from your PC, first.

Stage 1 – Remove Alcatraz Locker

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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