.Diablo6 File Virus (Locky) - Remove It and Restore Files

.Diablo6 File Virus (Locky) – Remove It and Restore Files

This article will help you remove the .Diablo6 File Virus effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end.

.Diablo6 File Virus is actually a new Locky ransomware variant that puts that extension to locked files. The new variant is spreading via a massive e-mail campaign pushed by the Necurs botnet. Your computer system will get infected, and your files encrypted if you open the attachment in such a spam e-mail. No changes are present in the ransom note as you can see on the right of this paragraph. Continue to read and see if you can potentially restore your files.

Threat Summary

Name.Diablo6 File Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description.Diablo6 file virus is a new variant of Locky ransomware. The cryptovirus has changes in its infection method, but not in its ransom note.
SymptomsYour files are encrypted and have the .Diablo6 extension attached to them. You see a ransom note with instructions that states that the encryption which is used is both RSA and AES.
Distribution MethodBotnet, Spam Emails with Attachments, VBS scripts
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by .Diablo6 File Virus

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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .Diablo6 File Virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.Diablo6 File Virus – Distribution Ways

.Diablo6 File Virus as a new iteration of Locky ransomware, is distributing itself via a massive e-mail spam campaign pushed through the Necurs botnet. Although this distribution method requires social engineering to complete the attack, it is still quite effective. That method starts with the spread of the malware via spam e-mails. Such an e-mail will contain a .zip attachment. When the attachment is opened, it will trigger a VBS script. You can see a sample with one such file on the VirusTotal service right here:

In the email, the attachment inside the .zip file will look to have one of the following extensions:

→.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg, .tiff, .pdf, .jpg

So, that will make the file look like a document or a picture. The content of the email message body is empty or features a one sentence text to get your attention on the attached file. If you open the file, you trigger the VBS download script. Triggering the VBS script, will ping a Command&Control (C2) Server, and that server will download Locky’s malicious executable in an encrypted form so it can try to bypass Antivirus software. Here is a list with malicious domains that load the payload for the .Diablo6 File virus (Locky):

List with some of the payload download sites

Notice! The above list with domains is for purely informational purposes and it is strongly advised against the opening of any of them, because they will download the virus onto your computer.

Before opening any file from the Internet, always perform a scan with a security program. You should read the ransomware preventing tips in our forum to inform yourself better about methods for fighting such malware threats.

.Diablo6 File Virus – Technical Overview

The .Diablo6 File Virus is actually the newest variant of Locky ransomware. Dubbed after the extension .Diablo6 that it places to encrypted files, this version of the infamous cryptovirus has been discovered to spread not only with the help of its old malicious domains, but with some new ones.

The Locky ransomware also makes entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Registry entries of that caliber are typically designed to start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System or even repress and tamper with processes.

The message with the ransom payment instructions appears to be unchanged and is stored in two files yet again – one in a .jpg, the other in a .html. You can preview the picture that is placed as your Desktop background below:

The ransom message reads the following:

=*~*I+_=

-+H=I-~I_-=+*$

-=~$*I_=.*

!!! IMPORTANT INFORMATION !!!!

All of your files are encrypted with RSA-2048 and AES-128 ciphers.

More information about the RSA and AES can be found here:
http://en.wildpedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard

Decrypting of your files is only possible with the private key and decrypt program, which is on our secret server.

To receive your private key follow one of the links:

If all of this addresses are not available, follow these steps:

1. Download and install Tor Browser: https://www.torproject.org/downIoad/download-easy.html
2. After a successful installation, run the browser and wait for initialization.

3. Type in the address bar: g46mbrrzpfszonuk.onion

4. Follow the instructions on the site.

!!! Your personal identification ID: !!!

-=_+~_=~=

~*$~l.$*._

You can preview the .html version of that note in the picture down here:

How the TOR payment page looks like:

Here is what it says on that payment page:

Locky Decryptor™

We present a special software – Locky Decryptor™ –
which allows to decrypt and return control to all your encrypted files.

How to buy Locky Decryptor™?
You can make a payment with BitCoins, there are many methods to get them.
You should register BitCoin wallet:
Simplest online wallet or Some other methods of creating wallet
Purchasing Bitcoins, although it’s not yet easy to buy bitcoins, it’s getting simpler every day.

Here are our recommendations:
localbitcoins.com (WU) Buy Bitcoins with Western Union.
coincafe.com Recommended for fast, simple service.
Payment Methods: Western Union, Bank of America, Cash by FedEx, Moneygram, Money Order. In NYC: Bitcoin ATM, in person.
localbitcoins.com Service allows you to search for people in your community willing to sell bitcoins to you directly.
cex.io Buy Bitcoins with VISA/MASTERCARD or wire transfer.
btcdirect.eu The best for Europe.
bitquick.co Buy Bitcoins instantly for cash.
howtobuybitcoins.info An international directory of bitcoin exchanges.
cashintocoins.com Bitcoin for cash.
coinjar.com CoinJar allows direct bitcoin purchases on their site.
anxpro.com
bittylicious.com
Send 0.5 BTC to Bitcoin address:

Note: Payment pending up to 30 mins or more for transaction confirmation, please be patient…
Date Amount BTC Transaction ID Confirmations
not found
Refresh the page and download decryptor.
When Bitcoin transactions will receive one confirmation, you will be redirected to the page for downloading the decryptor.

As clearly seen from the Tor payment page, the .Diablo6 file virus wants you to pay 0.5 Bitcoin, which equals to nearly 1650 US dollars at the moment of writing this article. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay anything to the cybercriminals. Nobody can guarantee that you can recover your data upon payment, or that you won’t get your computer infected once more in the future. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals this way could be interpreted as supporting them financially, and could also motivate them to keep committing similar crimes, such as creating ransomware viruses. That is evidently true as new variants of Locky ransomware keep coming out.

.Diablo6 File Virus – Encryption Process

The .Diablo6 File Virus is dubbed like that by victims, because it appends the .Diablo6 extension to all encrypted files. As malware researchers have confirmed that it is indeed a new variant of the Locky Ransomware, it is most likely seeking to encrypt files with extensions such as its previous iterations, and namely the following:

→.001, .002, .003, .004, .005, .006, .007, .008, .009, .010, .011, .123, .1cd, .3dm, .3ds, .3fr, .3g2, .3gp, .3pr, .602, .7z, .7zip, .ARC, .CSV, .DOC, .DOT, .MYD, .MYI, .NEF, .PAQ, .PPT, .RTF, .SQLITE3, .SQLITEDB, .XLS, .aac, .ab4, .accdb, .accde, .accdr, .accdt, .ach, .acr, .act, .adb, .adp, .ads, .aes, .agdl, .ai, .aiff, .ait, .al, .aoi, .apj, .apk, .arw, .asc, .asf, .asm, .asp, .aspx, .asset, .asx, .avi, .awg, .back, .backup, .backupdb, .bak, .bank, .bat, .bay, .bdb, .bgt, .bik, .bin, .bkp, .blend, .bmp, .bpw, .brd, .bsa, .cdf, .cdr, .cdr3, .cdr4, .cdr5, .cdr6, .cdrw, .cdx, .ce1, .ce2, .cer, .cfg, .cgm, .cib, .class, .cls, .cmd, .cmt, .config, .contact, .cpi, .cpp, .cr2, .craw, .crt, .crw, .cs, .csh, .csl, .csr, .css, .csv, .d3dbsp, .dac, .das, .dat, .db, .db3, .db_journal, .dbf, .dbx, .dc2, .dch, .dcr, .dcs, .ddd, .ddoc, .ddrw, .dds, .der, .des, .design, .dgc, .dif, .dip, .dit, .djv, .djvu, .dng, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .drf, .drw, .dtd, .dwg, .dxb, .dxf, .dxg, .edb, .eml, .eps, .erbsql, .erf, .exf, .fdb, .ffd, .fff, .fh, .fhd, .fla, .flac, .flf, .flv, .flvv, .forge, .fpx, .frm, .fxg, .gif, .gpg, .gray, .grey, .groups, .gry, .gz, .hbk, .hdd, .hpp, .html, .hwp, .ibank, .ibd, .ibz, .idx, .iif, .iiq, .incpas, .indd, .iwi, .jar, .java, .jnt, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .kc2, .kdbx, .kdc, .key, .kpdx, .kwm, .laccdb, .lay, .lay6, .lbf, .ldf, .lit, .litemod, .litesql, .log, .ltx, .lua, .m2ts, .m3u, .m4a, .m4p, .m4u, .m4v, .mapimail, .max, .mbx, .md, .mdb, .mdc, .mdf, .mef, .mfw, .mid, .mkv, .mlb, .mml, .mmw, .mny, .moneywell, .mos, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mrw, .ms11, .msg, .myd, .n64, .nd, .ndd, .ndf, .nef, .nk2, .nop, .nrw, .ns2, .ns3, .ns4, .nsd, .nsf, .nsg, .nsh, .nvram, .nwb, .nx2, .nxl, .nyf, .oab, .obj, .odb, .odc, .odf, .odg, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .ogg, .oil, .onetoc2, .orf, .ost, .otg, .oth, .otp, .ots, .ott, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pab, .pages, .pas, .pat, .pcd, .pct, .pdb, .pdd, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .pif, .pl, .plc, .plus_muhd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prf, .ps, .psafe3, .psd, .pspimage, .pst, .ptx, .pwm, .py, .qba, .qbb, .qbm, .qbr, .qbw, .qbx, .qby, .qcow, .qcow2, .qed, .r3d, .raf, .rar, .rat, .raw, .rb, .rdb, .re4, .rm, .rtf, .rvt, .rw2, .rwl, .rwz, .s3db, .safe, .sas7bdat, .sav, .save, .say, .sch, .sd0, .sda, .sdf, .sh, .sldm, .sldx, .slk, .sql, .sqlite, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .sr2, .srf, .srt, .srw, .st4, .st5, .st6, .st7, .st8, .stc, .std, .sti, .stm, .stw, .stx, .svg, .swf, .sxc, .sxd, .sxg, .sxi, .sxm, .sxw, .tar, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .tex, .tga, .tgz, .thm, .tif, .tiff, .tlg, .txt, .uop, .uot, .upk, .vb, .vbox, .vbs, .vdi, .vhd, .vhdx, .vmdk, .vmsd, .vmx, .vmxf, .vob, .wab, .wad, .wallet, .wav, .wb2, .wk1, .wks, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .x11, .x3f, .xis, .xla, .xlam, .xlc, .xlk, .xlm, .xlr, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .ycbcra, .yuv, .zip

The encryption algorithm that is claimed to be used by Locky in all of its ransom notes is RSA-2048 with AES 128-bit ciphers.

The Locky cryptovirus has a highly probability to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

The command eliminates one of the prominent ways for file restoration on your computer system. That makes the encryption process of the virus even more viable.

Remove .Diablo6 File Virus (Locky) and Restore Your Files

If your computer got infected with the .Diablo6 File Virus ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Manually delete .Diablo6 File Virus from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the .Diablo6 File Virus threat: Manual removal of .Diablo6 File Virus requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .Diablo6 File Virus files and objects
2. Find malicious files created by .Diablo6 File Virus on your PC

Automatically remove .Diablo6 File Virus by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove .Diablo6 File Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by .Diablo6 File Virus
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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