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Maktub Locker Ransomware Support and Help Topic - _DECRYPT_INFO_<random>.html

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#1 Grinler


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:41 PM

A new ransomware infection has been discovered called Maktub Locker. Currently not much is know about this ransomware, but it is being analyzed for weaknesses.

It is currently being distributed as an email attachment pretending to be a Terms of Use update. An example attachment name is TOS-update-2016-Marth-18.scr.

When a computer is infected it encrypts your data it will append each victim encrypted files with a random extension. That means that one victim's encrypted files will have a different extension then another victims. When done, it will display a ransom note called _DECRYPT_INFO_[random].html that explains how to access the payment site:


We have an brief article posted about this ransomware and its payment site:

The Art of the Maktub Locker Ransomware

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:22 PM

Hello guys... My server was infected by the virus Ramsomware Maktub Locker, many archive are now encrypted and can no longer open, so some programs no longer work.

Is there any program to decrypt? Or some other solution?




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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:38 PM

You can try the Emsisoft Decrypter for encrypted files that have the .maktub extension?

Before attempting decryption, it is recommended to back up the original encrypted files first and perform a test decryption on sample copies of the encrypted files first in case something goes awry.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:57 PM

Your server was not encrypted by the real Maktub. As ID Ransomware tells you, it is NMoreira, which Fabian just released a decrypter for today. ID Ransomware literally gave you a link to it already.


Also, the infection vector is typically RDP for NMoreira, so you need to lock down RDP on your server (stronger passwords, whitelist IPs, change ports - or even better, allow RDP only over LAN and use VPN).

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