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secure-cryptor-main-sensorstechforumAnother ransomware has started attacking users, encoding their important documents with a strong cipher. Its name is SecureCryptor, and it can be recognized by its distinctive file extension -.SecureCrypted. SecureCryptor ransomware uses a powerful encryption to cipher files of users, scrambling their hex code. This is done with the purpose of getting the user to make a ransom payoff on the email [email protected] to gain access back to the files. Users are strongly advised not to pay any ransom money to cyber-criminals since it is no guarantee of getting the files back.

Threat Summary

NameSecureCryptor
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionEncrypts the user’s files with a strong encryption algorithm and requests to contact e-mail address to make a ransom payoff, most likely in BitCoin.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and become inaccessible. A ransom note with instructions for paying the ransom shows when you try to open an encrypted file.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.
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SecureCryptor Ransomware – Distribution

To be spread and infect users, SecureCryptor may use a combination methods, such as malicious URLs, spam email messages, malicious Microsoft Office/Adobe Macros, JavaScript, Exploit Kits, Browser Redirecting URLs. An example of a spam e-mail message which may be originating by SecureCryptor may be the following:

spam-email-sensorstechforum

SecureCryptor Ransomware Viewed In Details

Once activated on the user’s computer, the ransomware may drop one or more malicious scripts in the form of files that may have different names. The usual targeted folders and filenames by ransomware viruses like SecureCryptor are the following:

commonly-used-file-names-and-folders

SecureCryptor Ransomware virus may delete volume shadow copies and other backups of files in Windows, by executing a script with escalated privileges and the following Windows command:

→ vssadmin delete-shadows /all /quiet

Then, the SecureCryptor ransomware may scan for and encrypt files of the following file types:

→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com

After encryption, the hex code of the files is scrambled, and they are no longer accessible. The extension .SecureCrypted is added, for example:

→ New Text Document.txt.SecureCrypted.Contact_Here_To_Recover_Your_Files.txt

When the file is opened, the following message can be seen:

“A L L Y O U R F I L E S A R E E N C R Y P T E D
All your data – documents, photos, videos, backups – everything is encrypted.
The only way to recover your files: contact us to the next email: [email protected]
Attach to e-mail:
1. Text with your IP server as Subject (To locate your encryption algorithm)
2. 1-2 encrypted files (please don’t send files bigger than 1 MB)
We will check the encrypted file and send you an email with your decrypted file as proof that we actually have the decrypter software.
Remember:
1. The FASTER you’ll CONTACT US – the FASTER you will RECOVER your files.
2. We will ignore your e-mails without IP server number in Subject.
3. If you haven’t received reply from us in 24 hours – try to contact us via public e-mail services such as Yahoo or so.”

SecureCryptor Ransomware – Conclusion, Removal, and File Reverting

The summary for SecureCryptor is that it is a relatively new variant and uses a strong cipher to encode files. In addition to that, SecureCryptor uses a relatively new technique for such viruses – it attaches a text document opening script to the encrypted files that open directly the ransom note, asking to contact the ransom e-mail for decryption.

To remove the SecureCryptor ransomware virus completely, make sure that you follow the instructions below. They should help you to detect the malicious files manually or assist you with automatically scanning for and detecting virus files and registry entries which might be modified by SecureCryptor.

To try and restore the data, we advise following the instructions in step “3. Restore files encrypted by SecureCryptor.” They may not be 100% effective. However, some users have reported that they were in luck to restore at least a small portion of the files. In addition to that, you may contact the cyber-criminals’ e-mail since they usually offer free decryption of 1 or 2 files as a “guarantee”.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by SecureCryptor and other threats.
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To remove SecureCryptor follow these steps:

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

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by SecureCryptor

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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