Quantum Ransomware Employs Two Types of Extortion

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Falling victim to the Quantum Ransomware is guaranteed to be a terrible experience. This advanced piece of malware is able to utilize two types of extortion in order to convince its victims to pay a ransom fee. But to explain this, we have to give you a brief overview of the Quantum Ransomware attack. When this malware penetrates a system's security, it will immediately collect a list of file it wants to encrypt. These are typically documents, archives, media, and other file types that are likely to contain important data. Once the list has been compiled, the Quantum Ransomware makes a copy of the files to a remote control server. After this, it encrypts the originals. Unfortunately, undoing the encryption is impossible without obtaining the private decryption key from Quantum Ransomware's creators.

After the attack is complete, victims will notice the '.quantum' extension added to the names of many of their files. In addition to this, they may discover the 'README_TO_DECRYPT.html' ransom note. According to the latter, victims have to pay a ransom fee in order to recover their data, as well as to stop the criminals from releasing them online.

The threat of having private files leaked online is incredibly seriously if the Quantum Ransomware manages to penetrate the network of a major organization or company. Such an information leak could cause massive problems. The attackers urge the victim to use a TOR-based messaging service to get in touch with them. Although the exact ransom amount is not specified, we assure you that the services of Quantum Ransomware's creators will not be cheap. Judging by the quality of the file-locker, its operators might easily ask for over $10,000 via cryptocurrency. You should avoid paying the ransom fee if this is possible. Even if you meet the demands of the criminals, they may still opt to leak your files without providing you with a decryptor.

March 21, 2022