What Is Netwalker Ransomware?
Netwalker Ransomware (or Mailto Ransomware) is a virus detected in August 2019 and blocking files. The main goal of this virus is to encrypt images, documents, databases using the AES cipher, and then demand a ransom for a decryption tool that can return files to you. Encrypted files are marked with ciphers .e85fb1, .c3f7e or 531c5d. Previously, the .mailto extension was added to the files, so the original name of Netwalker Ransomware is Mailto Ransomware.
This message appears after the file locking process. This message contains information with a ransom demand, explaining that the system was hacked and that users need to pay a ransom in cryptocurrency in order to regain access to files. Developers even provide their addresses for communication: Hamlampampom@cock.li, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
It sounds plausible: Netwalker Ransomware infects the system, and then it requires you to pay money for the return. Something like blackmail. But there is one remark …. developers are not able to return your files to you. Yes, they will infect your files, yes, they will lure your money, but they won’t return your files. To really return the files, you need to remove Netwalker Ransomware from your device.