Unlock26 can infect your pc when you open a malicious email attachment without thinking about possible consequences. Scammers can send you legitimate-looking files such as documents, program updates, archives, and other file types and convince you to open them by stating that they contain some relevant information that you should review immediately. Please, never open files sent to you by unknown individuals, no matter what the email message says. Ransomware can be distributed along with pirated software or installed to unsuspecting victims using exploit kits, too.
Once infiltrated, Unlock26 encrypts files and appends filenames with the “.locked-Nyd” extension. For example, “sample.jpg” is renamed to “sample.jpg.locked-Nyd”. Unlock26 then creates an HTML file (“ReadMe-Nyd.html”), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.
The “ReadMe-Nyd.HTML” file contains a message informing victims of the encryption and encourages them to visit one of the links provided for further information. Unlock26’s website claims that, to restore files, victims must pay a ransom of 0.06 (6.e-002) Bitcoins (approximately, $70).
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