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Dharma Ransomware Virus – Malicious Activities

Dharma Ransomware Virus

Dharma Ransomware virus has been around since the last three Years

This ransomware is continuously spreading and targeting users and organizations across the world.

Besides this one of the high profile attack was there in November 2018

Where Dharma Ransomware Infected the hospital in Texas by encrypting their records

Though they were able to recover their data without paying anything

Furthermore, it uses the new method by using software installation as a distraction

Which helps the Dharma Ransomware virus to hide its malicious code

The latest File extension for Dharma Ransomware is .best,.AUF,.gif,.USA, .heets, .bip, .adobe, .cezar, .combo, .java, .ETH and .xwx.

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How Dharma Ransomware Virus Reach To PCs

November 2016 Dharma Ransomware not only got attention and it was compared with locky virus

However, it used  Eset Av Remover Tool installer to divert the attention of users

When it starts the extracting process Dharma Ransomware start file encryption in the background

As a result, the user will see the installation of Eset Av remover which is a distraction.

Dharma will install its malicious code in the background.

Dharma ransomware distraction

The software installation is to distract the users furthermore if the software does not get installed

But still, the ransomware will get installed and will start its encryption to file

Though Eset Removal tool is a legitimate tool these viruses are trying the new method to abuse software by the bundling virus to them

How To Protect Against Ransomware

Dharma Ransomware

In fact, there is growing awareness against these viruses which has improved solutions for users and organization.

The decryption of files is too costly and dangerous to pay to an unknown source

It is very important to adopt and monitor better cybersecurity Hygiene.

Some of them are below

  • Secure email system with protection of  firewall, antivirus and antimalware
  • Make sure to check the web browser URLs before proceeding with any download
  • Do not open any email attachment from an unknown source or person
  • Check the secure socket layer (SSL) on the website you are on
  • Regular backup of your data is equally important for both user and organization
  • Apply latest security patches to operating system and applications
  • Secure your internal network with tight security
  • Block unnecessary network ports for the organization hardware & software firewall
  • Secure your routers with tight security

Use some free decryptor tools if in case you are dealing with it like Rakhni Decryptor, Wildfire Decryptor, etc.

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