Check out our video libray AppCheck defending aginst newest ransomware

Matrix Ransomware (<Original Filename>.<Original Extension> / Read_This_To_Rest0re_Files.rtf)

  • Distribution Method : Automatic infection using exploit by visiting website
  • MD5 : a6a5b0748738804e4d3a554255dd28ed
  • Major Detection Name : Trojan/Win32.Matrixran.R213834 (AhnLab V3), Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crypmod.yqj (Kaspersky)
  • Encrypted File Pattern : <Original Filename>.<Original Extension>
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
         - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\<Random>\index[Number].htm
         - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\<Random>\<Random>.cmd
         - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\<Random>.cmd
         - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\<Random>.vbs
  • Payment Instruction File : Read_This_To_Rest0re_Files.rtf
  • Major Characteristics :
         - Offline Encryption
         - Change the default values of the registry entry "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mscfile\shell\open\command" and disable system restore (vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /quiet) using Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe)
         - Changes desktop background (C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\<Random>.jpg)

Go to List

Please upgrade your web browser for better website experience.