As we have discussed in other blogs, ransomware is a type of malware that holds your files for ransom. All the hacker has to do is wait for you to land on an infected page. Once you’re there, a series of redirects will handle the rest until you’re at the mercy of these attackers. Today we’re going to be talking about the Alma Locker and the RIG exploit kit. Let’s take a look at how these two work together.
What does the Alma Locker do?
At the end of the day, the Alma Locker is just like any other ransomware. It gets into your computer, encrypts your files, and demands a ransom to get them back. In this case, the price is one bitcoin, which equals out to about $1032 USD. The hackers ask for this payment within 5 days of infection. They prove that they can indeed unencrypt your files with some practice files, but without the payment, you can kiss the contents of your hard drive goodbye. What makes this flavor of ransomware so dangerous is the sophisticated nature of its attack.
How does the Alma Locker strike?
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