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What is & How does it work?

OpenToYou is a ransomware that was first spotted in the wild in December 2016. The OpenToYou Ransomware encrypts the victim’s files using a strong encryption algorithm and then demands a ransom be paid to decrypt the files. The OpenToYou Ransomware uses the “.opentoyou” extension for the encrypted files and leaves behind a ransom note named “README_FOR_DECRYPT.txt” which contains instructions on how to contact the attackers and pay the ransom.

How does it spread?

The OpenToYou Ransomware is spread via email attachments and infected websites.

What encryption algorithm does it use?

OpenToYou uses the 2048-bit RSA encryption algorithm.

What types of files does it encrypt?

The OpenToYou Ransomware will encrypt most types of files, including documents, pictures, music, videos, etc.

How much is the ransom?

The OpenToYou Ransomware demands a ransom of 0.5 Bitcoin, which is currently equivalent to USD 1,000, but the ransom amount may fluctuate depending on the current value of Bitcoin. Also, the attackers may negotiate the ransom amount depending on the victim’s ability to pay.

How much time do I have to pay the ransom?

The OpenToYou Ransomware gives victims 72 hours, or 3 days, to pay the ransom before the price doubles. If the victim does not contact the attackers within 10 days, then the files will be permanently encrypted and cannot be decrypted.

What was the biggest OpenToYou attack?

The OpenToYou Ransomware was used in a campaign that targeted South Korean businesses in January 2017. The attackers behind the OpenToYou Ransomware demanded a ransom of 1 Bitcoin, which is currently equivalent to $2,000.

Should I pay the ransom?

Paying the ransom does not guarantee that you will get your files back. There have been many reports of victims who have paid the ransom but never received their decryption keys.

It is always recommended to try to restore your files from a backup first before considering paying the ransom.

How can I avoid getting infected with OpenToYou Ransomware?

You should exercise caution when opening email attachments and only visit websites that you trust. You should also have a reliable anti-malware program installed on your computer and keep it up-to-date.

What can I do if I am infected with OpenToYou Ransomware?

The first thing you should do is disconnect from the Internet to prevent the ransomware from encrypting any more files. Then, you can try using a free decryptor tool that may be able to decrypt your files. Finally, you can attempt to restore your files from a backup. If you don’t have a backup, then you can try using file recovery software to recover some of your files. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to recover all of your files. Anyway, it is always worth a try. We recommend using SalvageData data recovery software.

Public decryption tool

Emsisoft has released a free decrypter for OpenToYou Ransomware that can be downloaded from the following link:

Emsisoft OpenToYou Decrypter.

Contact a data recovery service

If something goes wrong and you are not able to decrypt your files, you should contact a data recovery service. We recommend using SalvageData Recovery Services.

SalvageData is a data recovery company with over 15 years of experience. We have successfully recovered data from all types of storage devices and operating systems.

How much does it cost?

The price for our services starts at $500.

What is the success rate?

We have a 96% success rate.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a no-recovery, no-fee guarantee.

How long does it take?

The average turnaround time is 2-5 days.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and wire transfers.

To get started, please fill out our online form or give us a call at +1 (800) 972-3282.

We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our services. Thank you for choosing SalvageData!

 

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