Ransomware Baltimore

Most affected sectors of Ransomware

Ransomware has seen a greate increase since the last year. The attacks have been increased by about 400%.

Right now Ransomware is a good business for hackers, since hefty amounts are being paid from organizations who have failed to secure themselves from these attacks or develop a good Cyber Security strategy.

Backups are not enough.

They key to the solution is Cloud Backup and Unified Threat Management systems.

Lets see some of the industries that have been affected mostly


  • The attack on Baltimore left the city’s systems offline for over 3 weeks. By refusing to pay the ransom of $76,000, the city was forced to rebuild its digital systems. This left the city with a hefty $18.2 million estimate. Property transactions, tax, and water billing were all disrupted.
  • A trio Florida Cities paid over $1.2 million collectively after ransomware hit Key Biscayne, Lake City, and Riviera Beach in June. In this instance, the governments affected all agreed to pay the ransomware. In the months since the attacks, US mayors have all agreed to not pay ransoms.
  • This April, information boards and email were encrypted in an attack on Cleveland/John Hopkins Airport. Both the airport and the Mayor’s office were initially slow to give any details. The city claims to have managed the damage internally with conflicting reports that the FBI was involved.

Healthcare Providers


  • Similar to the DCH Health System attack, the Rockville Center School District in Long Island, NY was infected with RYUK Ransomware this August. The school district paid close to $100k to have their information decrypted.
  • Flagstaff United School District closed for two days following a ransomware attack in September. No details were released on the recovery from the incident.
  • In July, Monroe College based in New York City fell victim to an unknown strain of ransomware. The hackers later requested $2 million dollars to decrypt the infected hardware.
paradise ransomware decryptor decryption

Paradise Ransomware Decryptor Gets Your Files Back for Free

A decryptor for the Paradise Ransomware has been released by Emsisoft that enables victims to decrypt their files for totally free.

For over 2 years, the Paradise Ransomware has actually been encrypting targets as well as customers have been unable to recuperate their data unless they recovered from backups or paid the ransom money.

Today, Emsisoft has released a decryptor for the Paradise Ransomware that enables targets returning as far as 2017 to decrypt their documents without paying a ransom money.

Not all variations of the Paradise Ransomware are sustained.

The validated extensions that can be decrypted are listed below:

.paradise (e.g. _V.0.0.1{help@badfail.info}.paradise)
.FC (e.g. _Support_{}.FC)
.sev (e.g. _Kim Chin Im_{}.sev)

To utilize the decryptor, sufferers require an encrypted and unencrypted pair of files that are bigger than 3KB. Discovering unencrypted versions is easier for images that you may have downloaded from the Internet or have duplicates elsewhere.

Once you have an encrypted and unencrypted file pair, download Emsisoft’s Paradise Ransomware decryptor and execute it.

You will then be prompted to select the encrypted and unencrypted versions of the file as shown below.

STOP Ransomware Decryption

STOP Djvu Ransomware Encryption and Decryption

Am I infected by STOP (Djvu) Ransomware?

The STOP ransomware family, also denominated the STOP Djvu Ransomware family, is a threatening piece of malware.

The STOP Djvu is just one of the multiple threats that share common characteristics and originate from the STOP ransomware, even though some of their methods to affect file types and encrypt file extensions differ.

You can identify if you are infected by STOP (djvu) ransomware if you can see a text like this in the Ransomware notes:

stop djvu ransomware note openme.txt
stop djvu ransomware note openme.txt

Upon a successful computer infiltration, the STOP/DJVU virus scans the system for personal files and encrypts them with multiple cryptographic algorithms, so that the victims couldn’t access them anymore.

Consequently, the malware drops ransom notes (called _openme.txt or _readme.txt), which hold information regarding data decryption.

STOP Ransomware Ransom Note Files

STOP Ransomware will leave files (ransom notes) named:

  • !!!YourDataRestore!!!.txt
  • !!!RestoreProcess!!!.txt
  • !!!INFO_RESTORE!!!.txt
  • !!RESTORE!!!.txt
  • !!!!RESTORE_FILES!!!.txt
  • !!!DATA_RESTORE!!!.txt
  • !!!RESTORE_DATA!!!.txt
  • !!!WHY_MY_FILES_NOT_OPEN!!!.txt
  • !!!SAVE_FILES_INFO!!!.txt
  • !readme.txt
  • _openme.txt
  •  _open_.txt
  • _readme.txt

The STOP Ransomware Note

Usually the ransomware note will look similar to this text


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

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STOP Ransomware extentions list

Your files that are encrypted by STOP Ransomware will have probably one of the following extentions. But this ransomware always changed extentions.

  • .verasto
  • .hrosas
  • .kiratos
  • .todarius
  • .hofos
  • .roldat
  • .dutan
  • .sarut
  • .fedasot
  • .forasom
  • .berost
  • .fordan
  • .codnat
  • .codnat1
  • .bufas
  • .dotmap
  • .radman
  • .ferosas
  • .rectot
  • .skymap
  • .mogera
  • .rezuc
  • .stone
  • .redmat
  • .lanset
  • .davda
  • .poret
  • .pidon
  • .heroset
  • .myskle
  • .boston
  • .muslat
  • .gerosan
  • .vesad
  • .horon
  • .neras
  • .truke
  • .dalle
  • .lotep
  • .nusar
  • .litar
  • .besub
  • .cezor
  • .lokas
  • .godes
  • .budak
  • .vusad
  • .herad
  • .berosuce
  • .gehad
  • .gusau
  • .madek
  • .tocue
  • .darus
  • .lapoi
  • .todar
  • .dodoc
  • .bopador
  • .novasof
  • .ntuseg
  • .ndarod
  • .access
  • .format
  • .nelasod
  • .mogranos
  • .cosakos
  • .nvetud
  • .lotej
  • .kovasoh
  • .prandel
  • .zatrov
  • .masok
  • .brusaf
  • .londec
  • .krusop
  • .mtogas
  • .coharos
  • .nasoh
  • .nacro
  • .pedro
  • .nuksus
  • .vesrato
  • .masodas
  • .stare
  • .cetori
  • .carote
  • .shariz
  • .gero
  • .hese
  • .geno
  • .xoza
  • .seto
  • .peta
  • .moka
  • .meds
  • .kvag
  • .domn
  • .karl
  • .nesa
  • .boot
  • .noos
  • .kuub
  • .reco

You can find technical instructions here, that should be only used by technicians that are aware of the Ransomware encryption and decryption process here if you want to try to decrypt the files using some free decryption tools.

How I can decrypt STOP djvu ransomware for free?

Check the video below on how to download STOPDecrypter tool and try to decrypt the files on your own.

Updates on STOP djvu Ransomware

Newer STOP (DJVU) Ransomware variants and other ransomwares have been reported to spread by downloading & using  adware bundlespirated softwareactivators for Office and Windowscracks. and shady sites.

– Newer STOP (DJVU) Ransomware variants are also installing the Azorult Trojan which steals passwords.

I need help! I cannot decrypt STOP (Djvu) encrypted files for free and I need them!

Our team helps companies like yours that have STOP Ransomware Incidents to get their files back with any means.

We will guide you throughout the process and help you get your files back if you cannot do it yourself.

Contact our STOP Ransomware Incident Response team and we can help you remotely decrypt your files and be prepeared for the next Ransomware Incident.

Ransomware Protection Tips

How to protect against Ransomware Attacks (Ransomware Protection Tips)

Ransomware Protection Tips

Its very important to understand that most hacker attacks involve Remote Desktop Connection vulnerabilities.

This means that they actually brute force your remote desktop connection password or they take advantage of security flaws in your remote desktop connection to be able to access your network infrastructure from the outside.

Lets identify what you should do in order to prevent an incident that even if your infrastructure has been hacked, you can have minimum impact.

How to protect against Ransomware Attacks

  1. You should use a credible antivirus solution for your endpoints (such as Webroot, Bitdefender, Sophos etc)
  2. You should never user the user account “Administrator” on other hosts than the domain Controller.
  3. You should have active “User” privileges in the Servers / Clients so user access should be limited
  4. Don’t use the Administrator password in other devices like NAS or Backup devices
  5. You should create a new e-mail account with different password for the antivirus panel, and you should never use it on other services
  6. Don’t use common passwords anywhere. Especially Administrator or privileged user access passwords.
  7. Start using a Cloud backup solution and make sure that you use different email and password
  8. Don’t save passwords in browsers or in any text file on the computers
  9. Use 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) logins whenever available (Microsoft Accounts, Google Accounts, Banking accounts etc)
Delete facebook account or any social media account

How to delete facebook or social Media Account permanently

Many of our clients understand that exposing yourself in social media is not the best thing, so they want to delete facebook or social media Account permanently.

Lots of Malware Infections are using social media profiles to find your email and send you attachments.

This is a quick guide that will help you:

  • Delete Facebook Account
  • Delete Instagram Account
  • Delete Twitter Account
  • Delete Linkedin Account
  • Delete Google Page Listing in Search results

Instructions on how to delete Facebook Account permanently

Request an archive with your information:

  1. Go here
  2. Go to the second option, ‘Download your information’, and select ‘view’
  3. If you want to download all your information, simply select ‘click file’. Else, deselect what items you don’t want in

You will be notified via email once the file is ready for download

Block these addresses to (mostly) prevent Facebook from tracking your online activity and behaviours:


If you ever intend on going back, deactivate your account.

  1. Once logged in, go here
  2. Click on ‘Deactivate my account’ at the bottom of the section
  3. Re-enter your password
  4. Review all the options and click on ‘Deactivate’ at the bottom

IMPORTANT: Unless you specify it, this will make you unable to use Facebook Messenger as well.

If you want to get rid of your Facebook account completely, delete your account (This takes a couple of days!):

  1. Go here
  2. You will be shown a set of steps to follow if you want to keep some of your account information (To keep messenger, for example)
  3. Re-enter your password

Instructions on how to delete Instagram Account pemanently

Request an archive with your information

  1. Using instagram WEB, not the app, go here
  2. Scroll all the way down
  3. Under ‘Data Download’, click ‘Request Download’

ig instructions

  • Check the email is correct and click ‘next’
  • Enter your password and click ‘Request Download’

!!! This takes time. Don’t immediately proceed to delete your account until you’ve gotten your archive via email.

Deactivate your account:

  • Once logged in, go here.
  • Select reason of deactivation and re enter your password
  • Click on ‘Temporarily disable your account’

!!!This disables the account until you log back in, it does NOT delete it.

Delete your account:

  1. Using instagram web and NOT the app, log in and go here.
  2. Give the reason as to why you’re deleting your account
  3. re-enter your password
  4. Click on ‘Permanently delete my account’

How to delete Twitter Account permanently

Request an archive with your information:

  1. Once logged in, go to your settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Click on request your archive

!!! This takes time. Don’t immediately proceed to delete your account until you’ve gotten your archive via email.

Delete or deactivate your account:

  1. Once logged in, go to your settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Click on deactivate your account
  4. Read the advice carefully
  5. Confirm deactivation
  6. You have 30 days to reactivate it (by signing in) or else your account will get deleted.

How to quickly delete any Social Media or service account

If you want to quickly see a quick catalog of services that you can delete your account from, you can visit: justdelete.me

Ransomware Hacker Reviews - Hacker Email Database

Ransomware Hacker Reviews Email Database

In our company we have dealt with lots of Ransomware Incidents and we have already worked with the following Hacker emails.
We file the outcome of every Ransomware Negotiation so we can tell you what happened with every hacker team incident so you know if hacker team is reliable to pay them with Bitcoin.
We have a Rating System where we keep the outcome of every Hacker Negotiation and we can inform you about the Hacker team intentions to give you your files back after payment
Some of them keep their promises in delivering your files after payment but some of them will not release the files and will not respond to your emails after you pay them with Bitcoin.

Is a hacker reliable or not ? Based on Hacker Email Database

We charge $300 for our service to let you know if you are dealing with reliable Hacker team or not.
These are some Hacker Emails that have been involved in some Ransomware cases we have contacted in the past and we know if they can be trusted:
  • backtonormal@foxmail.com
  • Beamsell@qq.com
  • bebenrowan@aol.com
  • Badfail@qq.com
  • bitcoin888@cock.li
  • bkp@cock.li
  • black.mirror@qq.com
  • Blacklist@cock.li
  • Blammo@cock.li
  • BM-2cXonzj9ovn5qdX2MrwMK4j3qCquXBKo4h@bitmessage.ch
  • btc2017@india.com
  • btcdecrypter@qq.com
  • combo@tutanota.de
  • cooldesktop@cock.li
  • cooldesktop@protonmail.com
  • cyberwars@qq.com
  • Darknes@420blaze.it
  • decrypt_arena@india.com
  • decryptdata@qq.com (STOP .djvu)
  • decryptoperator@gmail.com
  • decryptprof@qq.com
  • decryptinfo@protonmail.com
  • decryptseller@gmail.com
  • doololostme1986@aol.com
  • evillocker@cock.li
  • gladius_rectus@aol.com
  • goodjob24@foxmail.com
  • Grizzly@airmail.cc
  • help_files@aol.com
  • icrypt@cock.li
  • johnrant@gmail.com
  • kyratsas@gmail.com
  • lassvegas@protonmail.com
  • marat20@cock.li
  • mazma@india.com
  • nigmut@ganefs.com
  • paydecryption@qq.com
  • paymentbtc@firemail.cc
  • payransom@qq.com
  • pdfhelp@india.com
  • sasutemul1972@aol.com
  • savefiles@india.com
  • sebekgrime@tutanota.com
  • stopencrypt@qq.com
  • suppfirecrypt@qq.com
  • tracsebluopa1975@aol.com
  • veradecrypt@gmail.com
  • WindyHill@cock.li
  • youneedfiles@india.com
  • kromber@tutanota.com (email shut down)
  • DonovanTudor@aol.com (Phobos)
  • kromber@india.com (email shut down)
  • Sqlbackup4@mail.fr (Phobos)
  • wolfhelp359@airmail.cc (Wolf)
  • luciolussenhoff@aol.com (Phobos)
  • zorsesecurity@airmail.cc
  • zorsesecurity@mail2tor.com
  • hyena@rape.lol (everbe 2.0)
  • hyena@cock.lu (everbe 2.0)
  • notopen@cock.li (everbe 2.0)
  • eV3rbe@rape.lol (everbe 2.0)
  • divine@cock.lu (everbe 2.0)
  • tryopen@cock.li (everbe 2.0)

Encrypted file samples from Dharma (.cezar) Ransomware

  • .idA04EBFC2.[bitcoin143@india.com].dharma
  • .id480EB957.[legionfromheaven@india.com].wallet
  • .idEB214036.[amagnus@india.com].zzzzz
  • .id5FF23AFB.[Asmodeum_daemonium@aol.com].onion
  • .id01234567.[gladius_rectus@aol.com].cezar
  • .id01234567.[btc2017@india.com].cesar
  • .idBCBEF350.[chivas@aolonline.top].arena
  • .idBCBEF350.[cranbery@colorendgrace.com].cobra
  • .id406B4F5A.[black.mirror@qq.com].java
  • .id30B3DDC1.[mazma@india.com].write
  • .idB8F053EC.[marat20@cock.li].arrow
  • .idBCBEF350.[Beamsell@qq.com].bip
  • .idFCOA3387.[combo@tutanota.de].combo
  • .idBCBEF350.[paymentbtc@firemail.cc].cmb
  • .idA0B3FFC4.[paydecryption@qq.com].brrr
  • .idBCBEF350.[bebenrowan@aol.com].gamma
  • .idBCBEF350.[icrypt@cock.li].monro
  • .idBCBEF350.[bkp@cock.li].bkp
  • .idBCBEF350.[btc@fros.cc].btc
  • .idBCBEF350.[decrypt@fros.cc].bgtx
  • .idBCBEF350.[decrypt@fros.cc].boost
  • .idBCBEF350.[Darknes@420blaze.it].waifu
  • .id8ADB6DDA.[WindyHill@cock.li].funny
  • .idBCBEF350.[backtonormal@foxmail.com].betta
  • .idBCBEF350.[Blacklist@cock.li].vanss
  • .idBCBEF350.[GetDataBack@fros.cc].like
  • .idBCBEF350.[help@decryptfiles.info].gdb
  • .idBCBEF350.[syndicateXXX@aol.com].xxxxx
  • .id30CE2F6F.[unlock@fros.cc].lock]
  • .idBCBEF350.[decrypt@fros.cc].adobe
  • .idB4BCE79D.[payransom@qq.com].AUDIT
  • .idB4BCE79D.[decrypt_arena@india.com].cccmn
  • .id001DBF12.[xtron@cockli].tron
  • .idBCBEF350.[decrypt@fros.cc].back
  • .id001DBF12.[Grizzly@airmail.cc].Bear
  • .id001DBF12.[suppfirecrypt@qq.com].fire

Emails from Phobos Ransomware

  • .id[A0BE1E93-1127].[DonovanTudor@aol.com].txt
  • .id-9CA00B4E.[Sqlbackup4@mail.fr].bat
  • .id[EAFB2DAC-1023].[luciolussenhoff@aol.com].phobos
  • .ID3EA0B923.[job2019@tutanota.com].phobos
  • .ID1ECFD954.[FobosAmerika@protonmail.ch].Frendi
  • .ID2CA6D4CB.[prejimzalma1972@aol.com].phoenix
  • .id[B29F13F31130].[fileb@protonmail.com].mamba
  • .id[F6DE80A31148].[karlosdecrypt@outlook.con].KARLOS
  • .id[FA10CE411104].[kew07@qq.com].ACTIN
  • .id[F6DE80A31148].[returnmefiles@aol.com].ACTOR
  • .id[70C80B9F1127].[DonovanTudor@aol.com].com
  • .id[70C80B9F1127].[wewillhelpyou@qq.com].adage
  • .id[C4BA36472243].[walletdata@hotmail.com].WALLET
  • .id[6C21BD381096].[lockhelp@qq.com].acute
  • .id[6C21BD381096].[Supportcrypt2019@cock.li].Adame

Emails from Matrix Ransomware

  • kromber@india.com
  • kromber@protonmail.com

.arrow Ransomware

  • .id-{id}.[bitcoin888@cock.li].arrow
  • .id-{id}.[Blammo@cock.li].arrow
  • .id-{id}.[vauvau@cock.li].arrow

THT Ransomware

  • m4xroothackerteam@protonmail.com

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware

  • .eV3rbe
  • .EVIL
  • .HYENA
  • .thunder
  • .divine


Wolf Ransomware

  • .WOLF (wolfhelp359@airmail.cc)

Zorssecurity Ransomware

  • .zorsesecurity
Everbe 2.0 Ransomware Decryption

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware Decryption – Is it possible?

Ransomware Everbe 2.0 Hacker Characteristics

Everbe 2.0 ransomware is a crypto infection, and its primary objective is to lock up data and need ransom for its the decryption secret.

The cyber threat is a successor of Everbe 2.0 ransomware, which was first potted in March 2018, and revealed up once again several times as Embrace, Embrace, EvilLocker and Hyena Locker.

The infection utilizes AES [1] and RSA file encryption algorithms to secure data. While initial variation used.everbe appendix, the newest version which was discovered in September 2018 uses.NOT _ OPEN file extension,!. txt _ HOW_RECOVERY_FILES ransom note and advises users to call hackers via the notopen@cock.li or tryopen@cock.li e-mails.

Read more “Everbe 2.0 Ransomware Decryption – Is it possible?”

Free Dharma Decryptor Ransomware

Free decryption for Dharma ransomware

Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

An anonymous user has posted the decryption keys for the Dharma Decryptor online and its now possible that you may find free decryption for Dharma.

Dharma Ransomware

Computer users who had an infection by Dharma ransomware virus and have their files encrypted and locked onto their computers can now restore them for free.

Researchers on forums have created decryption tools for Dharma ransomware variant (2017) after someone leaked the decryption keys that could unlock the files.

Dharma Ransomware first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis family.

It’s easy to recognize files affected by it because they will have the extension: .[email_address].dharma

A free Dharma Decryption is now available and works for some Dharma Variants

On Wednesday, a user named gektar published a link to a Pastebin post on the BleepingComputer.com technical support forum.

The post, he claimed, contained the decryption keys for all Dharma variants.

Interestingly, the exact same thing happened back in November with the keys for Crysis, Dharma’s predecessor, allowing researchers to create decryption tools for it.

Decryption keys for the ransomware were added to the Kaspersky Lab’s Rakhni decryptor tool Thursday morning.

It’s not clear who gektar is or what his or her reasons were for leaking the Dharma keys. The username appears to have been created on the forum just for this purpose and has had no other activity since then.

The free Dharma Decryption works and Kaspersky built a free decryption tool for Dharma

There’s also no information about how the keys were obtained in the first place.

However, they were included in a C header file, which could suggest that the leaker had access to the ransomware program’s source code.

A member of the technical forum BleepingComputer.com, lightsentinelone has posted a Pastebin link which includes about 200 decryption keys.

According to BleepingComputer, the keys have been confirmed as valid.

Security researchers have used them to create Wallet Ransomware decryptor.

The good news is that the leaked keys are real, and researchers from Kaspersky Lab and ESET verified they work.

The two companies have updated their Crysis decryption tools– downloads at Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor and ESET CrysisDecryptor– to work for Dharma affected files, too.

If this works then you will have your free decryption for Dharma Ransomware.

Keep your encrypted files, solution maybe found by researchers

This should serve as a reminder to ransomware victims to keep a copy of their affected files, even if they decide not to give into attackers’ ransom demands.

Researchers sometimes find flaws in the encryption implementations of ransomware programs that allow them to break the encryption keys.

Other times law enforcement authorities seize command-and-control servers used by ransomware gangs and release the decryption keys.

From time to time, like in this case, the keys find their way online due to unexplained leaks:

Maybe a ransomware developer decides to close up shop and publish the keys, or maybe a hacker breaks into a rival gang’s servers and releases the keys to harm its operations.

The point is: Hold onto those files, for months or even years if you need to.

Other Tools for Ransomware Decryption

It’s a good idea to check the tools section of the NoMoreRansom.org website regularly.

The website is maintained by a team of security specialists and law enforcement agencies and is frequently updated with new information and decryption tools.

Dharma first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis.

It’s easy to recognize files affected by it because they will have the extension:. .[email_address].dharma

If this is your case then the free decryption for Dharma may help you recover and decrypt your files.

This should serve as a reminder to ransomware victims to keep a copy of their affected files, even if they decide not to give into attackers’ ransom demands.

Researchers sometimes find flaws in the encryption implementations of ransomware programs that allow them to break the encryption keys.

Other times law enforcement authorities seize command-and-control servers used by ransomware gangs and release the decryption keys.

What if this free decryptor for Dharma doesn’t work?

Its very probable that this tool will not work for your Dharma Encryption at all because this is a very old version and Dharma has created lots of variants.

In that case, you should contact us.