Cryptomix Ransomware Variant Mole66 discovered

Mar 30, 2018360TS

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Today, a new variant of the Cyptomix Ransomware was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. It’s been two months since last variant was released. We’ve noticed some differences compared to its predecessors. Let’s take a look at these changes:

  1. The filename of ransom note has been changed to _HELP_INSTRUCTIONS_.TXT
  2. The contact email has become alpha2018a@aol.com
  3. After a file is encryption by the ransomware, it changes the filename and append .MOLE66

How to Protect Yourself

Unfortunately, a functional decryption tool is not available. To protect your digital assets from being hijacked, it is very important that you keep good habits and use a decent antivirus software. There are few tips you should keep in mind:

  1. 1. Be cautious of any application or documents received from unknown source. Scan it with antivirus prior to opening it.
  2. 2. Install an Security Product with anti-ransomware capability. See 360 Total Security.
  3. 3. Update your operating system and important component, such as Flash, Adobe Reader and Java, as soon as there are updates.
  4. 4. Backup your documents regularly. See 360 Document Protection.