Panama1@tutamail.com is a malicious entity that functions as an encryption ransomware. This Ransomware works on an individual basis and cannot be associated with other open source ransomware codes. The malicious hackers behind the firstname.lastname@example.org have been employing spam bot servers to excessively send emails to potential victims.
This ransomware is based on the RotorCrypt Ransomware that infected systems about 2 years ago.
Once Panama1@tutamail.com ransomware is downloaded through the attachment embedded in the spam mail, it encrypts the user data and demands ransom for providing the decryption key to unlock the files.
Panama1@tutamail.com – Threat Behavior
Panama1@tutamail.com ransomware infects the system through spam mailing multiple users with emails containing attachments that have a macro script that gets enabled by the user unknowingly. This script then encrypts the files of the users system and adds its own extension. The files encrypted include photos, videos, documents and other files types. The files are locked with the ‘!@#$%__PANAMA1@TUTAMAIL.com__%$#@.mail’ extension.
The email@example.com ransomware deletes the shadow volume files made by windows for recovery to the previous version.
After infecting the system and encrypting the files, Panama1@tutamail.com displays a ransom note that demands ransom to unlock the files. The money is almost always demanded through cryptocurrency to avoid detection from investigative agencies.
The users should not be impatient to unlock their files if they fall prey to the firstname.lastname@example.org ransomware. It is never a wise decision to pay these threat developers money for a decryption key as more often than not, it won’t work. Making a ransomware in the first place and infecting your system with it, screams loudly about the hacker’s nature.
The ransom note is saved on the desktop as ‘DECRYPT FILES.txt’. The ransom note asks the user to send email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email@example.com ransomware may steal your files and sell them to third parties for money. After entering your system it will not allow the system to run.
Name – Panama1@tutamail.com
Category – Ransomware
Targeted Operating Systems – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 10
Symptoms – Encrypts the systems files with ‘!@#$%__PANAMA1@TUTAMAIL.com__%$#@.mail’ extension.
How to Remove Panama1@tutamail.com from your system?
The Panama1@tutamail.com ransomware should be removed immediately from the system to protect it from data theft. You should never pay the ransomware developers money for the decryption key. It should be noted that if these hackers planned on providing the decryption key, they wouldn’t have locked your files and data in the first place.
Follow these steps to remove Panama1@tutamail.com from your system in the specific order mentioned. If you don’t follow the steps in the order given then the ransomware might leave traces in the system and make a comeback. Delete firstname.lastname@example.org to keep your system risk free.
To restart the system to Safe Mode with Networking, if already switched ON then follow the below steps:
5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).
Restart System using Safe mode with Command Prompt
Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.
Tips to prevent your computer system from getting infected –
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