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Cukiesi Ransomware – Protection and Prevention Tips

Cukiesi ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that attacks all kinds of files stored in the computer and encrypts it. After that, the user can not open the infected files, a ransom amount is required to decrypt them. New types of ransomware infections are continually emerging. One such ransomware variant is called Cukiesi.

According to cybersecurity experts, this ransomware-type infection is also found encrypting important documents on the targeted computers and rendering them useless until the demanded ransom amount is paid. Keep reading ahead to know what it tries to do exactly and how you can protect yourself against it. 

How to Identify Cukiesi Ransomware?

Cukiesi Ransomware encrypts the files like images, videos, and documents found on the victim’s computer and then adds “.cU{victim’s_ID}Cukiesi” extension at the end of their original filenames. Later, the victim will be asked for a ransom in the form of Bitcoin cryptocurrency for decrypting them. 

The victim will no longer be able to open or use the documents until it is decrypted. All the files including .doc,.docx, .xls, .pdf can be affected by this ransomware. Once the file is infected then the victim can witness a pop-up with “nooode.txt” file name stating instructions to decrypt the file. 

The victim will be asked to contact the cyber criminals via email. The message states 

“Do you really want to restore files? 

Write to email: agreemasteer@protonmail.com

 Reserved email: agreemaster@tutanota.com “

How to Protect Your PC from Cukiesi Ransomware?

Cukiesi ransomware can be removed from the system by using antivirus or anti-malware software. 

The manual threat removal process is a bit complicated and requires a lot of time. Hence we advise installing a reliable antivirus or anti-malware software to protect your valuable information against unauthorized access and malware-type infections.

Important Internet Safety Tips to Protect Yourself Online 

Follow the tips mentioned below to stay safe while browsing the web. 

  • Do not open any attachments or links received through emails that are not relevant or sent by an unknown sender. 
  • Download software from trusted and official websites only, as non-trusted sources are not safe and can deploy ransomware-type infections.
  • Do not click on suspicious links.
  • Keep all the installed software and OS updated as older versions can be targeted easily.
  • Scan for threats regularly to keep a check on the malware threats. 
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