HTRS Ransomware: Description
Presence of HTRS Ransomware can result extremely harmful for the efficiency and performance of PC. It is fatal in nature that carries ability to lead the system to destructive situations or make it almost useless. Whats even worse, it spreads like a wild fire and is hard to contain. It has damaged millions of the Windows PC across the world and the count is still on. Once it invades PC, it start its malicious activities in the background. One of the main objective is to install of malicious codes internally through it can bring bundles of malignant threats. Moreover, it also disables the working of pre-installed antivirus and other securities of the infected PC.
Threat Assessment of HTRS Ransomware
- Damage Level: Low to Medium
- Distribution: Wild
- System Infected: All versions of Windows PC.
- No. of files infects: 0-51 at a time
- Affected Countries: Worldwide
The HTRS Ransomware is a file encoder Trojan that surfaced with reports of encrypted data on the first week of May 2017. The threat is classified as a low-tier crypto–threat, which is delivered to computer users via spam emails and corrupted links. We are yet to uncover who made the HTRS Ransomware but samples of the HTRS Ransomware Trojan revealed that it is based on a new version of the HiddenTear project by Utku Sen. The investigation into the HTRS Ransomware is underway and it is not clear if there is an improved version of HiddenTear circulating the Dark Web. There are computer security researchers who might refer to the HTRS Ransomware as the NewHT Ransomware and perceive the threat as the first among a new line of file encoder Trojans. We are aware that the HTRS Ransomware behaves as a standard crypto-threat and does not include…