Los Pollos Hermanos Crypto Virus is a ransomware from the family of the infamous CryptoLocker. Los Pollos Hermanos is currently spreading in Australia and possibly other countries. The malicious threat functions as a typical ransomware, encrypting the user’s files and demanding a fee ($450-$1000 AUD) to decrypt them. The name Los Pollos Hermanos is a reference to the Breaking Bad TV show, as well as the attackers’ email address.
Los Pollos Hermanos Crypto Virus Distribution
According to researchers, Los Pollos Hermanos may access a PC in the form of fake updates for Java, Flash Player, and Adobe Reader. Another distribution path is visiting compromised websites, clicking spam email messages and attachments. Los Pollos Hermanos Crypto Virus may have also been included in the download package of a software product. Users should always be very cautious when downloading freeware, or opening emails from unknown senders.
Los Pollos Hermanos Crypto Virus Description
As already mentioned, the name Los Pollos Hermanos is a reference to the popular TV show Breaking Bad. Apart from its original name, the ransomware acts like a typical CryptoLocker. Los Pollos Hermanos encrypt the user’s file and then provides a ransom message demanding $450 AUD to be paid so that a decryption key is made available. The failure to pay on time increases the fee to $1000 AUD.
In order to stay safe against ransomware invasions, users should always have their files stored on an external device or in a cloud. This way they will have the chance to restore their data without paying any more. Moreover, researchers warn that paying the fee demanded by cyber criminals does not always decrypt the encrypted files.
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