Do you know what Nemesis Ransomware is?
Nemesis Ransomware is a very mysterious infection that appears to have been created to specifically target servers. It is unlikely to infect operating systems that belong to regular users because it demands large ransom fees, and regular users cannot be expected to pay them. Of course, if you have found this infection on your operating system, and you are just a regular Windows user, you should read our report to learn more about this infection. If the malicious ransomware has invaded your company’s server, there are a few things you can learn as well. While this threat is still very new and very mysterious, we can tell you right away that it requires immediate elimination. Although the files encrypted by this malware will not be automatically decrypted once you remove Nemesis Ransomware, you need to get rid of this malicious infection as soon as possible.
Our research has revealed that Nemesis Ransomware is very similar to another infection known by the name “X3M ransomware.” It is most likely that these threats were developed by the same malware creator, as even their ransom notes are identical. In another scenario, both of these infections were created using an open source-code that anyone can use, in which case, their developers might be different. According to our research team, it is most likely that these infections will spread using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) exploits, which why security updates must be installed in time and why it is always important to research the software installed and services used. The infiltration of the malicious Nemesis Ransomware, of course, is silent because the victim might stop this threat if it reveals itself. Obviously, if you find the malicious ransomware before it corrupts files, you need to delete it as soon as possible.
As mentioned previously, it appears that Nemesis Ransomware is targeted at servers, and it is likely to target bigger companies. According to the information provided by the victims of this infection, it can demand a ransom as big as 10 Bitcoins, which is around $9,000. Obviously, this is not the kind of sum that a regular user could pay, but big companies might have no other option but to pay the price. The ransom note represented to the victim should include an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a Bitmessage address. These are your means of communication if you want to obtain a program called “Nemesis decryptor.” Obviously, if you email/message cyber criminals, they will demand a ransom payment instead of just providing you with an allegedly functional decryptor. Unfortunately, we do not know if the creator of the ransomware can keep their promise to decrypt your files after paying the ransom, which is why we do not recommend doing that.
According to our research team, Nemesis Ransomware deletes itself after it is done corrupting servers, which is why we cannot provide you with any removal instructions. All we can do is advise you what you need to do after this. First and foremost, decide whether or not you are going to pay the ransom. Although we advise against that, you have to decide for yourself what is best for you. Afterward, you need to make sure you strengthen your operating system’s protection. We recommend installing strong anti-malware software not only to provide you with protection but also to eliminate any leftovers of this threat that might remain active. Of course, you should also make sure you back up files and databases that are vulnerable.
In non-techie terms:
Nemesis Ransomware is a serious infection that was designed to target the servers of bigger companies that might be willing to pay a huge ransom fee for a decryptor whose existence we cannot even confirm. Of course, because this infection does not offer other options, you might have no other way of recovering the data on your servers. When it comes to the removal of Nemesis Ransomware, this threat was reported to delete itself after it is done corrupting your files, and so it is unlikely that you will need to take any steps to clean your PC. Needless to say, you should scan your PC using a legitimate malware scanner just to make sure that your vulnerable operating system is clean. Our research team is ready to answer any questions regarding this infection, and you can feel free to add them to the comments section below.