CypherPy Ransomware is a newly created ransomware-type program. It is similar to SnakeLocker Ransomware and Pickles Ransomware in that it was also written in the Python scripting language. This new ransomware can encrypt many of your personal files using the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. It demands that you pay money to get your files back, but there is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted once you have paid. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from paying the criminals money and remove CypherPy Ransomware instead, using one of two of our proposed methods.
As mentioned CypherPy Ransomware was written in the Python scripting language, so it works on Windows and Linux OS. Once on your computer, it is set to connect to a server in localhost. It was designed to encrypt your files using the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. This encryption method is quite strong, so decrypting your files without the appropriate decryption key is next to impossible.
We have tested this ransomware and the tests revealed that it can encrypt dozens of file formats. It prioritizes videos, documents, pictures, audio files, and executables and the list of encrypted files include the following:
".3g2", ".3gp", ".asf", ".asx", ".avi", ".flv", ".m2ts", ".mkv", ".mov", ".mp4", ".mpg", ".mpeg", ".rm", ".swf", ".vob", ".wmv" ".docx", ".pdf",".rar", ".jpg", ".jpeg", ".png", ".tiff", ".zip", ".7z", ".exe", ".tar.gz", ".tar", ".mp3", ".sh", ".c", ".cpp", ".h", ".gif", ".txt", ".py", ".pyc", ".jar", ".sql", ".bundle", ".sqlite3", ".html", ".php", ".log", ".bak", ".deb"
This ransomware adds a ".crypt" file extension to each encrypted file which acts as a file marker for which files where encrypted and which were not. CypherPy Ransomware uses SMTP for sending the private (decryption) key to a server at smtp.gmail.com through port 587. The decryption key will be made available to you after you pay the ransom.
Once the encryption is complete, this ransomware will drop a ransom note called "readme" on the desktop. The note says that a decryption key is not available yet so you cannot buy it to decrypt your files. This is infuriating because the cybercriminals released this ransomware knowing that they will not be able to provide a solution, even though paid, to their victims. Therefore, you ought to remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises.
Now let us go over the possible methods used to distribute this ransomware. We believe that its creators may use email spam to distribute it. The emails can have an attached file that is said to have a ".py" file extension. This file can be zipped, so if you open it or unzip on your PC first and then open it, then your computer will become infected with CypherPy Ransomware. The locations where you can look for the main file to delete it are %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP%. And, why would not you want to get rid of it, when it has encrypted your files, and you cannot decrypt them even by paying a ransom.
We hope you found the information presented in this article useful. Unfortunately, the cybercriminals that created it released it without completing it, so there is no way to pay a ransom and decrypt your files. So, unless you get a free decryption tool created by the cybersecurity industry, you will not be able to get your files back. If you want to remove CypherPy Ransomware, use our recommended SpyHunter anti-malware program or the guide provided below.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||93fbdc903478e94596c083099c0adc1bb929f39894cc3782e19ff501339d0746.py||6030 bytes||MD5: dc8e87369f835f9a0d86906f74b42ae4|