What is Ransomware?
Accuj ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom. The ransom is typically demanded in Bitcoin, but other cryptocurrencies have been used as well, such as Litecoin.
Ransomware may be delivered as an email attachment, download from a malicious website, or pop-up message on your device. Once you’re infected, you may be presented with a message that your files have been encrypted. You can either pay the ransom or get your files decrypted by someone
About Accuj Ransomware
Accuj ransomware is a rogue software that encrypts all the files in a computer until the user pays a ransom. Accuj Ransomware drops a file named b8Bo_HOW_TO_DECRYPT.txt, containing the ransom note. Files encrypted by Accuj Ransomware are appended with a .accuj extension at the end. The Accuj encrypts all the files in a computer until the user pays a ransom. Accuj has been spotted inside the following files and processes: ['xxx.exe'].
Accuj Ransomware Capabilities
- Creates a process in suspended mode (likely to inject code)
- Reads software policies
- Queries a list of all running processes
- Performs DNS lookups Disable Windows Defender real-time protection (registry)
- Sample monitors Window changes (e.g. starting applications), analyze the sample with the simulation cookbook
- Uses cmd line tools excessively to alter registry or file data Performs DNS lookups
- Uses reg.exe to modify the Windows registry Disables Windows Defender
- Drops files with a non-matching file extension (content does not match to file extension)
- Uses net.exe to stop services Uses net.exe to stop services
How protect from Accuj Ransomware?
To protect yourself from ransomware infections, follow the guidelines below:
1. Routinely scan your computer for malicious files
2. Use a strong anti-virus program to block infection
3. Remove infected programs from your system
4. Always report ransomware to the authorities if you see evidence of the attack.