One of the most common ransomware threats observed over the past few years is the various malicious code strains associated with the STOP/Djvu Ransomware Family. Tisc Ransomware is just one of them. It has been discovered locking files and demanding a ransom. If you make it a habit to install applications from misleading and/or potentially unreliable third-party sites, you may end up exposing yourself to Tisc Ransomware, too.
Tisc Ransomware is data-encrypting malware that corrupts and encrypts multiple file types, including photos, music, documents, and videos. Tisc Ransomware, upon installation, appends the .tisc file extension to encrypted files and leaves the !README!.txt ransom note on the user’s desktop as well as every folder containing encrypted files.
Unfortunately, the Tisc Ransomware victims do not have access to a free decryption tool at the moment. Victims can possibly recover their files by restoring them from a backup should they have that option, but sadly, many users do not prepare properly for this scenario. The hackers promise to provide a decryptor in exchange for a payment in Bitcoin, but we caution against making a payment, as you may pay and never receive the decryption tool with the key.
As far as the distribution is concerned, Tisc Ransomware spreads just like many other ransomware variants do. It can spread through malicious spam emails or via dangerous third-party websites. Once on the computer, the infection encrypts most of the user’s files with the AES-256 encryption algorithm and then demands a ransom. Tisc Ransomware’s price for the decryption key is $980. However, the price may change based on how fast the victim responds. If the victim contacts the hackers in the first 72 hours, they ask for $490 in exchange for the decryption key.
How Do I Deal with a Tisc Ransomware Attack?
To protect yourself in advance of a Tisc Ransomware attack, you should maintain adequate backups of your valuable files. This would give you continuous access to your important files. If you are already infected, you should use a reputable malware remediation tool to scan for and remove elements associated with Tisc Ransomware.