Hackerman Ransomware can infiltrate your computer without your knowledge and encrypt your files. This makes it a dangerous malware infection because chances are you are going to lose all the files that are taken hostage by this ransomware. If you do not want to lose your documents, pictures, and program files, you should make regular backups onto a removable hard disk. It seems that the authors of this dangerous ransomware target Spanish speaking computer users since the ransom note is in Spanish. Based on this note we can also assume that the main target is Mexico. But this does not mean that you cannot infect your computer anywhere else in the world with this vicious program. If you find this severe threat on your system, there is only one thing you can do: you need to remove Hackerman Ransomware right away. We believe that it is always risky to transfer money to cyber criminals because there is no guarantee that you will get anything in return, such as a decryption key or software. Please read our full article if you would like to find out more about this infection and what you can do to prevent similar threats to enter your computer.
Our research shows that this ransomware is mainly spread via spam e-mails as a malicious attachment. Obviously, this spam mail has to be quite convincing for you to want to open it and save the attached file. Mainly, because it may end up in your spam folder so it has to appear to be important enough for you not to delete it right away. The basic strategy behind this spamming campaign is the use of legitimate-looking sender e-mail addresses, eye-catching subject lines, and convincing message that points you towards the attachment as the only source of information that reveals the alleged urgent issue. The problems these spam e-mails claim to refer to are usually to do with unpaid invoices, unsettled speeding fines, wrongly provided credit card details, and the like. These are definitely issues that you could not say “no” to if you see such a mail even in your spam folder, right? Even if you feel that this could not be about you or for you, it is quite likely that you would want to see this attached file.
In most cases it is not the worst thing you do when you open this mail, although there are ransomware and other infections that may be dropped simply by clicking on a malicious mail. The step that actually triggers this malware infection is when you click to run the downloaded attachment. As you can see, there is no magic behind this infection and it is unfortunately you who lets it on board. Since by the time you are able to delete Hackerman Ransomware it is already too late to save your encrypted files, you should concentrate more on prevention if you want to use a safe computer.
Another way for ransomware infections in general to infiltrate your system without your noticing them is to set up malicious webpages with the help of Exploits Kits (e.g., Angler). The idea behind this type of malicious attack is that the victims have outdated browsers and drivers, which can be exploited through Java or Flash contents. What makes this attack successful is that you just need to load such a page. So when you click on corrupt third-party ads generated by adware or suspicious websites, or questionable links provided by browser hijackers, you might get redirected to such malicious pages. In order to be able to protect your computer from such attacks, you need to keep all your programs and drivers up-to-date; otherwise, you will have to remove Hackerman Ransomware and deal with the consequences of such a nightmarish threat. We cannot confirm that this infection is spread this way but we find it essential to share this piece of information with you so that you can do the most for your virtual world.
We have no information about what kind of method this ransomware uses to encrypt your files. What we can tell you, though, is that the mostly used algorithm is AES-256, which may be further encrypted with an RSA algorithm. This infection targets the following extensions: .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg, .png, .csv, .sql, .mdb, .sln, .php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, and .psd. The affected files get a “.locked” extension. After your files have been taken hostage, a ransom note is created on your desktop called “Leeme Por Favor.txt,” which reads in English as “Please Readme.txt.”
This text file contains the information about this ransomware attack. You are informed that you have to send 500 Mexican pesos, which is around $25, via the transfer services of Oxxo (ebanx.com/business/en/mexico/payment-methods/oxxo) if you want to unblock your files. Although this does not seem like a huge amount, we do not recommend that you transfer this ransom fee. One reason is that you would simply support cyber criminals, but, on the other hand, you would also risk wasting your money since you may not get anything from these crooks. There is also a chance that these criminals shut down the Command and Control server, which would mean the loss of your unique decryption key. This is why we believe that the best way for you to restore your computer is to remove Hackerman Ransomware ASAP.
This ransomware seems to operate through the malicious file you save from the spam e-mail. Therefore, it is not that important to delete Hackerman Ransomware because all you need to do is locate this file and bin it along with any other suspicious files you may find in your download folder as well as on your desktop. Please follow our guide below if you want to take care of this dangerous threat manually. As you can see, it is very easy to infect your computer with such a severe threat. If you do not trust yourself enough to be able to protect your virtual world from similar attacks, you may want to think about installing a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.