The best way to identify the different ransomwares is the ransom note (including it's name), samples of the encrypted files, the malware file itself, any obvious extensions appended to the encrypted files, samples of the encrypted files and information related to any email addresses used by the cyber-criminals to request payment.
Any files that are encrypted with Mole Ransomware Ransomware
(CryptoMix Revenge) will have the .mole
extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename and leave files (ransom notes) named _HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT. The ransom note instructs victims to contact the cyber-criminals at "supportjy2xvvdmx.onion/" to get payment instructions.
You can submit samples of encrypted files and ransom notes to ID Ransomware
for assistance with identification
. This is a service that helps identify what ransomware may have encrypted your files and then attempts to direct you to an appropriate support topic where you can seek further assistance. Uploading both
encrypted files and ransom notes together provides a more positive match and helps to avoid false detections.
There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.
Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in one of the above support topic discussions...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.
The BC Staff