Cryp70n1c Ransomware is the name of a new variant that just emerged in the infamous Hidden Tear family. The members of this family are all based on the open source code of Hidden Tear, which was originally an educational project. We have seen several new variants hitting the web lately, including Goofed Ransomware and Bancocrypt Ransomware. This dangerous infection can slither onto your system without your knowledge and take all your important personal files hostage. Then, your attackers demand a ransom fee for the decryption key, which is the only possible way for you to recover your files. Unfortunately, we have not found any free tool on the web that could help you restore your encrypted files but it can always surface after a new ransomware like this appears spreading. Instead of paying to these cyber criminals, we recommend that you remove Cryp70n1c Ransomware immediately even if this may cost you your files; unless, of course, you have a recently saved backup on a removable drive.
You may infect your computer with such a dangerous threat by opening a spam e-mail. Cyber crooks like to use spamming campaigns to deliver their ugly beasts because this a relatively easy way to fool lots of computer users within a short period of time. This spam can refer to an unpaid invoice, an issue with your credit card details, or suspicious transactions detected on your bank account. But whatever the subject of this mail is, you will certainly want to see the details because either you cannot believe what you see or it may sound so believable at first sight. However, when you open such a spam, you will not be any wiser because it does not really contain any important details. Instead, you are led to believe that you must see the attached file for clues or proof.
Saving and running this attachment is the biggest mistake in this whole spam story because that is how you activate this malicious attack on your system. This also means that it is simply not possible to either stop the encryption in time or delete Cryp70n1c Ransomware without losing your files. This is why you need to try your best to prevent similar threats from sneaking onto your system. We also recommend that you keep your browsers and drivers regularly updated because cyber crooks may also use Exploit Kits to attack you. In this malicious attack you land on a malicious webpage that can drop such a severe threat the moment the page loads in your browser; you do not even need to click anywhere on the page. This also means that even if you close this tab or your browser window, by that time you are most probably infected and you do not even know it; and, you end up having to remove Cryp70n1c Ransomware or any other similar malicious program.
This new variant has been found targeting files in these locations and subfolders:
These are practically default directories so if you keep your personal files in your own preferred folders, you could be safe for now. The encrypted files append a ".cryp70n1c" extension. This ransomware drops a ransom note text file called "READ_IT.txt" on your desktop and changes your desktop background with its warning image. This warning informs you that your files have been encrypted and you will find further information with regard to payment in the text file on your desktop.
This note tells you to transfer 0.05 Bitcoins, which is around 722 dollars right now, to a given Bitcoin address. You can write an e-mail to "email@example.com" if you need to contact your attackers for any reason, which we really do not advise you to do. As a matter of fact, we do not recommend that you pay, either. However, it is all up to you. But if you do not want to risk losing that much money, you should probably consider the fact that you are dealing with cyber criminals here. We strongly recommend that you remove Cryp70n1c Ransomware right now.
We have included our guide below so that you can manually eliminate this dangerous ransomware program if you want to. Of course, unless you are an advanced user, it may be better for you to employ a reliable automated security tool like SpyHunter. Before you install an anti-malware program on your system, you should always make sure that it is a reputable one not to end up with rogue software that could cause even more system security threats.