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B0r0nt0k Ransomware- ransomware virus for linux system that emerged on February 25th 2019.

Behaviour

This virus encrypts files on hard drive. This computer virus apart from affecting data goes one step ahead as it makes changes to

  • Startup settings
  • Registry entries
  • File or programs


To decrypt files attacker demands 20 Bitcoin that are to be paid within three days from the day of attack. Failing to do so the attacker deletes data permanently. Moreover, this cryptovirus is considered dangerous as it can disable security tools. 

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