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What is MOTD Ransomware?

MOTD Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands a ransom for the decryption key. Someone typically spread it through email attachments or malicious websites. Once your computer is infected, this ransomware will scan your hard drive for certain file types, including documents, images, and videos. MOTD will then encrypt these files using a strong encryption algorithm. The MOTD Ransomware will then display a ransom note on your screen, instructing you on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files. MOTD is a serious threat to your computer and should be removed as soon as possible.

What encryption algorithm does MOTD Ransomware use?

It uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encrypt your files. This is a strong encryption algorithm that is very difficult to break. MOTD Ransomware also generates a unique encryption key for each victim. This key is then encrypted with the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm and stored on the MOTD server.

What is the MOTD ransom?

The MOTD ransom is typically 2 Bitcoin, which is currently over USD 9000. The MOTD ransomware developers may also offer a discount if you contact them within 24 hours. MOTD Ransomware will also give you a deadline for payment, after which the price will increase.

History

This ransomware was first discovered in August 2016. MOTD is a successor of CryptXXX Ransomware, which was also developed by the same group. Attackers have distributed MOTD Ransomware through various methods, including email attachments and exploit kits.

What was the biggest MOTD Ransomware attack?

The biggest MOTD Ransomware attack occurred in October 2016, when MOTD was distributed through the Angler Exploit Kit. This attack infected over 4,000 computers in just 24 hours.

Prevention

There is no sure way to prevent MOTD or any other ransomware from infecting your computer. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk:

  • Use a reputable antivirus program and keep it up to date
  • Don’t open email attachments from unknown senders
  • Don’t click on links in emails from unknown senders
  • Keep your operating system and software up to date
  • Use a firewall
  • Use strong passwords
  • Regularly back up your files

Removal

If they infected you with MOTD Ransomware, you should immediately disconnect your computer from the internet and then run a reputable anti-virus program. Do not try to remove MOTD Ransomware yourself, as you could unintentionally damage your files.

Use a file recovery program

Once MOTD Ransomware is removed, you can then use a reputable file recovery program to attempt to recover your files.

We built SalvageData data recovery software to help you.

Backup

If you have a backup of your files, you can restore them after you remove MOTD Ransomware. Be sure to disconnect your computer from the internet first to prevent MOTD Ransomware from encrypting your backup files.

Public decryption tool

Unfortunately, there is no MOTD Ransomware decryption tool available at this time.

Paying the ransom

Paying the MOTD ransom is not recommended, as there is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption key. Additionally, by paying the ransom, you are supporting the MOTD ransomware developers and encouraging them to continue their malicious activities.

Contact a data recovery service

If you cannot recover your files using a file recovery program or backup, you can contact a reputable data recovery service.

SalvageData Recovery Services may help you recover your encrypted files, even if MOTD Ransomware has deleted your shadow copies. A professional data recovery service will be able to recover your files without paying the MOTD ransom. We have a 96% success rate for MOTD Ransomware recoveries. Also, we offer a no data, no recovery fee guarantee.

So, do not delay. Contact us today for a free MOTD Ransomware consultation.

 

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