The TellYouThePass ransomware is a Trojan written in the Java and .Net languages, but in more recent attacks the Go language has been used.
The common form of invasion used by the group is through email attachments, usually as Microsoft Word files.
After the file is downloaded, the ransomware is installed and preparations for encryption are initiated. All programs that could prevent encryption are disabled and after that, encryption is started.
After making the files inaccessible by encryption, the ‘.locked’ extension is added to the files. TellYouThePass targets large files such as: media, images, databases, PDFs, Word documents, and others.
Upon completion of encryption an HTML file called ‘README.html’ is created and opened in a web browser.
Inside the file a ransom note is left, in it the criminals explain that the victim’s files were encrypted in RSA-1024 and AES-256, and that the way to get the files back is by paying the ransom.
Which is not true, because, there are companies like Digital Recovery that are able to recover files encrypted by ransomware even without the decryption key.
In that ransom note the email address of the group is left for the victim to contact the group, this is another tactic used by criminals to pressure the victim to pay the ransom.
It is important to stress that there is no guarantee that the decryption key will be released after the payment of the ransom, the victim needs to trust only the word of the criminal. All government authorities completely discourage paying the ransom.
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