Ransomware has been the thorn in systems all over the world, be it personal computers or other systems, even those belonging to police departments. Ransomware is a malicious program that takes control over a host computer and then uses it to demand ransom from the victim.
As a consequence of ransomware, the system is encrypted in such a way that it can only be accessed by making a payment as ransom to an account mentioned. In this way, many people are forced into paying the hacker considerable sums of money in order to regain access to their systems and the data that is stored in it thereafter.
Ransom32 is so simple to use and deploy that the perpetrators have a dashboard at their disposal enabling them to even specify the amount to be demanded and the Bitcoin address to which the ransom has to be paid, along with providing statistics as to the amount accumulated by the act, according to Emisoft Chief Technology Officer Fabian Wosar.
After the attacker has configured and downloaded the NW.js fork of Node.js they acquire some files that are to be downloaded on the victim’s system. This can be a challenge, for the files are more than 20 MB in size. However, disguising the files as objects like movies can be a used as a workaround.