Today I recieved a laptop from my relative that said photos on his laptop were infected by virus and he can't open them, and also when he wanted to open them he would recieve a message that he needs to pay money to get his photos back. So immediately I tought that was just some harmles virus that can be solved by any antivirus, So I ran a scan with avast and it showed nothing. I said alright, lets try to open files, and to no surprise there weren't even PNG files, but MS-DOS application files that would open a cmd, but nothing showed up, so I googles a little and found people have simmilar problems with files getting encrypted and getting some random name extensions. In my case file name was called DSC_0397.JPG and now it's DSC_0397.JPG.id-2114960048_fud@india. As I have never encountered something like this when files have been encrypted I was wondering is there even a way to restore those files?
Anyway, I will attach a file example if it is needed below, and I would greatly appriciate any help.
Also sorry if this thing was brought up before, I didn't find any thread that was dealing with this specific file extension, but if there is I would gladly read trough that thread!
Thanks in advance everyone!