The STOP/Djvu Ransomware Family Continues to Grow with BBYY Ransomware
The STOP/Djvu Ransomware Family strikes again, and this time it’s BBYY Ransomware that we warn you about. Like other associated variants, it locks files and demands a ransom fee to restore file access. If you have the habit of downloading free or pirated software distributed via torrent sites or fake crack sites, you may end up installing malware like BBYY Ransomware.
BBYY Ransomware locks various file types, including photos, music, documents, and videos. During the file encryption, BBYY Ransomware adds the .BBYY extension to affected files and leaves a ransom note on the user’s desktop and in every folder that has the encrypted files.
Unfortunately, an online decryption tool that would unlock the files encrypted by BBYY Ransomware is not available at the moment, and the only reliable way to recover infected files is to restore them from a backup. You could attempt to use alternative data recovery options. However, there’s no guarantee that alternative data recovery tools will unlock all the encrypted files.
Once downloaded and installed, BBYY Ransomware employs the AES encryption algorithm to lock up important files. Afterward, it demands a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The decryption key costs $980, but the cybercriminals will offer a 50% discount if the victim contacts them within the first 72 hours after infection.
The hackers could be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We, however, discourage establishing contact, as there is also no guarantee that they will unlock your files after payment. So ransomware victims are discouraged from paying the ransom, or even establishing communication with the cybercriminals.
How Do I Deal with the BBYY Ransomware Infection?
To protect yourself from BBYY Ransomware, you should invest in a reputable malware remediation tool to regularly scan for elements associated with this troublesome ransomware infection. Additionally, you should also back up your files on an external hard drive or cloud storage.