Do you know what CypherPy Ransomware is?
Cybersecurity experts at Spyware-techie.com have recently acquired a sample of ransomware called CypherPy Ransomware. This highly malicious program was designed to encrypt your files. However, it was released in an unfinished state, so you cannot pay a ransom and get a decryption key to decrypt your files. Therefore, if you have been unfortunate to have your computer infected with this ransomware, is to remove it using an antimalware program or the guide we have included below this decryption. In this article, we will discuss how this ransomware is distributed, how it functions and how you can get rid of it safely.
It is important to know how this ransomware may be distributed in order to prevent it from infecting your PC in the first place. The fact of the matter is, however, that we have no concrete information on how it is distributed. Our cyber security experts believe that CypherPy Ransomware might be distributed using email spam as so many ransomware-type infections are distributed these days. The ransomware file has the ".py" file extension so certain email service providers should allow the cyber criminals to send it attached to the file because some email service providers no longer allow “.exe,” “.zip,” and other file formats known to be used for infecting computers with malware to be sent.
Our cyber security experts have concluded that CypherPy Ransomware was written in the Python scripting language that was used in SnakeLocker Ransomware and Pickles Ransomware. This ransomware is compatible with Windows and Linux. If you use Windows, then this ransomware will connect to a server on localhost to receive instructions. Our researchers say that it uses the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. This ransomware uses SMTP for sending private key to a server at smtp.gmail.com through port 587. The destination email is firstname.lastname@example.org.CypherPy Ransomware screenshot
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This ransomware can encrypt many files, and it targets file types that include pictures, videos, documents, executables, and so on. The list of encryptable file formats includes, without limitation, ".rar", ".jpg", ".jpeg", ".png", ".tiff", ".zip", ".7z", ".exe", ".tar", ".mp3", ".sh", and so on. All of the encrypted files receive a custom ".crypt" extension next to the original extension.
Once the encryption process has been completed, CypherPy Ransomware will drop a ransom note on your desktop. The bad news is, however, that the note contains no information on how to get your files back but states the following:
Hello, unfortunately all your personal files have been encrypted with millitary grade encryption and will be impossible to retrieve without aquiring the encryption key and decrypting binary. As of yet these are not available to you since the Cypher ransomware is still under construction. We thank you for your patience.
Hence, you just cannot buy a decryption tool from its developers and decrypt your files, and it is likely that you files will remain encrypted indefinitely unless the cybersecurity industry comes up with a free decryption tool.
Therefore, the obvious solution in the event your PC becomes infected with CypherPy Ransomware is to remove it as soon as possible. Also, an antimalware program can fend this infection if you do not have it already. In any case, you can delete this ransomware using our instructions presented below or an antimalware program such as SpyHunter that will make light work of this particular ransomware.
How to delete this ransomware manually
- Hold down Win+E keys on your keybord.
- In the File Explorer’s address box, type the following file paths.
- Press Enter.
- Find a randomly named file with a ".py" file extension.
- Right-click it and click Delete.
- Right-click the Recycle Bin and click Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
CypherPy Ransomware is a highly malicious computer infection that can infect your PC by stealth and encrypt your valuable files and make them unusable. Unfortunately, there is no free decryption tool available, so all you can do is remove it and you can do that using the guide above.