Malware researchers have discovered a new dangerous malware know as the Braincrypt ransomware. This virus is still under investigation however it has already been used in several attack campaigns.
About The BrainCrypt Ransomware
Braincrypt ransomware is a new malware variant which has just been reported by security researchers. As such it is still under an active investigation and we do not many details about it.
Upon infection it targets specific user data and appends the .braincrypt extension. The virus creates a ransomware note which shows the following message:
How Does The Ransomware Infect Computers
The virus targets mainly English-speaking computer owners. At the moment the virus has compromised hosts in various countries like Germany and Belarus.
The infection methods include exploit kits, browser hijackers and infected software installers.
How To Remove The BrainCrypt Ransomware and Recover Affected Files
To remove Braincrypt infections from your computer you need to use a trusted anti-spyware tool. There are other software which can also help you out in this situation to a limited extent such as:
- Data Recovery Tools
- Network Sniffers