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This ransomware is notable for its use of the V8 JavaScript engine to encrypt victims’ files. V8Locker uses a unique encryption method that makes it very difficult to decrypt files without the encryption key, which is only known by the attackers.


When V8Locker infects a computer, it will scan for certain file types and encrypt them using AES-256 encryption. V8Locker will then append the “.locked” extension to the encrypted files. For example, a file named “test.jpg” would be renamed to “test.jpg.locked”.


V8Locker will also create a text file named “README.txt” in each folder that contains encrypted files. This text file contains information on how to contact the attackers and decrypt the files. V8Locker demands a ransom of 2 Bitcoin (approximately $1,600) for the decryption key.

But the price may differ based on the number of files encrypted.


It is important to note that the malware is still under active development and may change in the future. Therefore, it is important to have a reliable backup system in place to protect your data in case of infection. Additionally, V8Locker appears to be targeting Russian-speaking users at this time.

What was the biggest V8Locker attack?

The ransomware was first discovered in the wild in December 2016. However, this malware has been involved in many high-profile attacks since then.


In May 2017, V8Locker was used in an attack on the Russian oil giant Rosneft. This attack resulted in the encryption of approximately 4 terabytes of data.


In September 2017, it was used in an attack on the Danish shipping company Maersk. This attack caused major disruptions to Maersk’s operations and resulted in millions of dollars in losses.


In November 2017, the ransomware was used in an attack on the Ukrainian energy company Kyivenergo. This attack caused a city-wide blackout in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.


These attacks illustrate the destructive potential of V8Locker and the importance of having a robust backup and security strategy in place.

How to avoid V8Locker and other ransomware infections?

You should:

  •  Keep your operating system and software up to date with the latest security patches.
  •  Use a reputable antivirus program and scan your computer regularly.
  •  Do not open email attachments from unknown senders.
  •  Do not click on links in unsolicited emails or text messages.

What should you do?

If you think it might infect you with V8Locker, you should immediately disconnect your computer from the internet and contact a reputable computer security company for assistance.


Victims of V8Locker should not pay the ransom as there is no guarantee that the attackers will provide the decryption key. Instead, victims should focus on restoring their data from backups, if available.


There are currently no known V8Locker removal techniques. However, victims can use a reputable security program to remove V8Locker and other malware from their computers.


Also, you can use SalvageData data recovery software to recover V8Locker encrypted files. The software uses unique methods to decrypt V8Locker encrypted files without the need for the decryption key.


A public decryption tool for V8Locker is not currently available. However, researchers may release a decryption tool in the future. Therefore, victims should keep their encrypted files until a decryption tool is available.


We know V8Locker is destructive ransomware that can cause major disruptions to businesses. But, with the help of a reputable data recovery company like SalvageData, you can get your V8Locker encrypted files back.


SalvageData is the leading data recovery company specializing in V8Locker Ransomware. The company has successfully recovered V8Locker encrypted files for many victims.


The price for V8Locker data recovery starts at $599. But, the price may vary depending on the type and amount of data to be recovered.


So, if you have been infected with V8Locker, contact SalvageData immediately for a free consultation.

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