What is Paradise Ransomware?
Paradise Ransomware is a noxious threat that comes in the category of ransomware. it is mainly created by cyber criminals with main motive to extort money from innocent users. Cyber security researcher noted that it is the variant of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) project and was reported in 2nd week of September, 2017.
How it can encrypt the data or file?
Once it enters, it will scan the whole system and encrypts your various file and demand ransom for its decryption key. It uses RSA-2048 encryption algorithm to encrypt the file and append the name file using .paradise extension.
What it can do after encryption?
After encryption, it will create a ransom note named as #Decrypt My Files#.txt and put it in each folder containing encrypted files. According to ransom note, it contains a short message about encrypted files and payment method to buy decryption key.
What is the demand of cyber crooks?
Cyber criminals demand ransom in the form of digital currency known as Bitcoins in exchange from decryption key and encourage users to buy it from designated wallet address. The cost of decryption key is depends on the amount of file encrypted. The decryption key is stored in the remote server of cyber criminals. They can also warn users that if you not make payment in 36 hours and want to remove this virus then you will lose your file permanently.
Is it safe to pay ransom to the cyber criminals?
No, it is not safe to pay ransom to the cyber criminals. Once you make payment, you will automatically connect to the cyber criminals. Through this virus, cyber criminals monitor your online activities and steal your privacy for misuse.
What is the distribution process of Paradise Ransomware?
Paradise Ransomware is mainly distributed through spam email attachments, via exploit kits, peer to peer sharing of network, visiting suspicious sites, freeware and shareware downloads from unknown source and much more.
What it can do after penetration?
After penetration, Paradise Ransomware makes new registry entries in Window Registry to achieve high level persistence that can allow other malware threats into the system. It can also block Window Firewall and other security tools to be undetected.
How can I protect my system from Paradise Ransomware?
It is hardly recommended that never pay any type of money to the cyber criminals. It is not sure that you will successfully receive decryption key after make payment. Once you make payment, you also support their malicious business. Therefore, try to remove Paradise Ransomware from the PC with the help of automatic removal tool.