What is Anthraxbulletproof ransomware?
Anthraxbulletproof is a new variant of Chaos ransomware. Much like other ransomware programs, it encrypts every file on the target computer and demands money for their decryption. It also does several other things.
First, it renames the infected files, adding .Anthraxbulletproof file extension. For example, a file that was previously named “selfie.jpg” would be renamed to “selfie.jpg.Anthraxbulletproof”.
Second, it creates a ransom note – a file called “read_it.txt” – for the purpose of providing the victim with the demands and contact information of the hackers. You can read the full text of the note on the image above, or the summary provided below.
The hackers demand $10,000 (ten thousand US dollars) for decryption. As this is a completely unreasonable demand for most private citizens, it is likely that Anthraxbulletproof was designed to target companies. The victim is instructed to transfer this sum to the hackers’ Bitcoin address, then contact them on Telegram.
We don’t need to tell you that paying ten grand to some criminals is a bad idea (unless you’re a company, in which case you should run a cost-benefit analysis). Instead, follow our guide that will explain how to remove Anthraxbulletproof ransomware and decrypt .Anthraxbulletproof files without paying the hackers.