Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware–Threat In Detail
Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear is a file encrypting Trojan horse virus that can attack any version of windows OS. It appends “.locked” extension to the encrypted files and leaves a ransom note “READ_IT.txt” on the desktop. The note contains the instructions on how to contact the authors of Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear and recover their files.
The ransom demanded by the authors to free the files is usually in Bitcoins. Security Experts doesn’t recommend you pay the fine. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files. Remove Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear immediately.
|Description||Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware encrypts files, videos, images and texts stored on the target PC and demand a ransom amount from users to decode the files.|
|Occurrence||spam mail attachments., exploit kits, malicious links and java script codes..|
|Possible Symptoms||The ransom note can be seen on desktop and other file directories and files could not be accessible.|
|Detection Tool||Download the Detection tool– To confirm attack of Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware virus on your computer.|
Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware is distributed through spam mail attachment as a malicious script containing the payloads of the malware which if executed by the user could install the threat onto the computer system. Many cyber-criminals uses spam techniques to trick users by heading the mail as any invoice or shipment. Other sources might include visiting infected websites containing java script codes, exploit kits and spam bots. As you open the document or click the link, the payloads of Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware gets downloaded on the system and installed without any user’s permission. If the user open/execute this file on their device, then the virus gets installed and your PC will become infected with Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear file-encrypting Ransomware threat.
More about Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware
Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware is a file-encrypting program that searches for important files on the victim’s PC and renders them non-accessible to users. And further ask users to pay the ransom to get the decryption key and unlock the files.
Once executed, the Trojan creates the following file:
The ransomware changes the windows Registry entries to launch each time the window’s starts and takes up huge system resources to encrypt the files. The files contains the ransom note and instructions for users on how to contact the authors of the ransomware and get their files back.
The Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear appends “.locked” extension to the encrypted files
Next, Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear gathers the following information from the compromised computer and the information to send to its remote server “www.utkusen.com”.
- Computer name
- User name
- Encryption key used to encrypt files
The ransom Note says:
Files has been encrypted with hidden tear
Send me some bitcoins or kebab
And I also hate night clubs, desserts, being drunk.
The ransom note by Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear virus states that your documents has been encrypted and you need to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to get back your files. The ransom demands varies for the user and the victims should contact with the provided email address as soon as possible.
List of file extension encrypted
Trojan.Ransom.HiddenTear Ransomware uses AES encryption algorithm to encrypt data and appends random extensions to it. The crypto-malware ensures that the user could be able to recover the files from shadow volume copies, so it deletes the files by executing the command
→vsTrojan.Ransom.HiddenTearmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet