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What should you know about Matrix Ransomware?

Matrix is malicious software that encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom payment for the decryption key. This type of ransomware is often spread through phishing emails or by exploit kits. Once Matrix Ransomware has encrypted a file, it will append the “.id-[victim ID].[[email protected]].matrix” extension to the filename. For example, “sample.jpg” would become “[email protected]].matrix”.

 

Once all the victim’s files have been encrypted, Matrix Ransomware will display a ransom note that contains instructions on how to pay the ransom and decrypt the files. The note will also contain a time limit, after which the price of the decryption key will double. Matrix Ransomware demands payments made in Bitcoin, and typically asks for between 1 and 5 BTC.

Should you pay the Matrix Ransomware ransom?

Paying the Matrix Ransomware ransom is not recommended. There is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption key after paying, and you may be putting yourself at risk of identity theft or other financial crimes. Additionally, by paying the ransom, you are supporting the operations of Matrix Ransomware and contributing to future attacks.

What encryption algorithm does Matrix Ransomware use?

It uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encrypt victims’ files. This type of encryption is very difficult to break.

What types of files does Matrix encrypt?

This ransomware encrypts a wide variety of file types, including:

  • Images (.jpg, .png, .gif)
  • Documents (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  • Text files (.txt)
  • Archives (.zip, .rar)
  • Databases (.sql, .mdb)

Matrix will encrypt the most common types of files found on victims’ computers. It will also encrypt files on any connected external or network drives.

How can you protect yourself from Matrix Ransomware?

To protect yourself from this type of ransomware, it is important to be vigilant when opening emails and attachments, even if they appear to come from a trusted source. You should also ensure that your computer’s security software is up-to-date and that you have a reliable backup of all your important files.

History

Matrix Ransomware was first spotted in the wild in December 2016. It is believed to be a variant of the CryptXXX ransomware, which was first seen in April 2016. Matrix Ransomware shares many of the same features as CryptXXX, including the use of the AES-256 encryption algorithm and the demand for a ransom payment in Bitcoin.

What was the biggest Matrix Ransomware attack?

The biggest Matrix Ransomware attack occurred in May 2017, when the ransomware encrypted the files of more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The attack was stopped when a security researcher discovered a weakness in the ransomware’s code that allowed him to create a decryption tool. However, it is believed that Matrix Ransomware has since been updated to remove this weakness.

How can you remove Matrix Ransomware?

Matrix Ransomware can be difficult to remove, as it will encrypt a wide variety of files on your computer. If you are infected with this type of ransomware, it is important to contact a professional computer technician who can help you remove the malware and decrypt your files.

Public decryption tool

Unfortunately, at this moment, there is no publicly available Matrix Ransomware decryption tool. However, researchers are constantly working on developing new tools to decrypt files encrypted by Matrix Ransomware

Contact SalvageData Recovery Service

If you have been infected with Matrix, or any other type of ransomware, the best course of action is to contact a professional data recovery service like SalvageData. Our team of experts can help you remove the malware and decrypt your files, so you can get back to business as usual.

SalvageData has recovered data from over 50,000 ransomware infections, and we have a 96% success rate. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

 

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