What is HBM ransomware?
HBM is a new ransomware program belonging to Dharma ransomware family. It encrypts the files on the victim’s computer, which makes them inaccessible. This is done to allow the hacker to demand money for decryption later. Generally speaking, all ransomware operates like this.
After encrypting the files, HBM renames them in a way typical for Dharma viruses. A victim’s ID, the hacker’s e-mail address, and .HBM file extension all get appended to the original name of the file. Once the encryption process is complete, the virus finally reveals its existence. Two ransom notes appear; the first one is a pop-up, and the second one is a text file named “info.txt”. The notes contain, more-or-less, the same information. For reference purposes, the text note is presented on the image above.
As neither note communicates how much money the hacker wants for decryption, you may feel tempted to contact him, simply so that you can ascertain the price and decide on the course of action afterwards. Though understandable, you must be aware of the risks involved, as contacting the hacker can make you into a target for future attacks.
The guide below explains how to remove HBM ransomware and decrypt .HBM files without contacting the criminal at all.