Nemucod-AES Ransomware is a virus encryption feature that earned its title by sneakily infiltrating computers, rendering files unreadable with the help of an AES-128 encryption algorithm, and requiring Bitcoins for their decryption. Criminals deliberately use cryptocurrency as a means of payment. This method ensures the anonymity of money transactions and allows authors to escape prosecution. This is why users will not get justice if the hackers disappear with their money once they are paid. This should be a sufficient reason to start the Nemucod-AES ransomware removal process rather than collaborating with the hackers.

Understanding ransomware

Generally, with most ransomware, virus developers ask for a ransom and, in turn, the hackers provide a list of all data recovery conditions and instruct the victims where they should purchase and transfer the ransom. Experts can tell a lot about a ransomware developer just by their target audience and their true intentions. In this case, experts must admit that the “ransom” note is professionally made and detailed, so the pirates behind this are probably native English speakers, and serious enough not to leave spelling or grammar errors behind.

The target audience of ransomware is most likely English-speaking people, although it should not prevent the virus from infecting users in European countries, say, Germany or Sweden. Despite where in the world the virus strikes, the first thing the owner of an infected computer must do is seek out ransomware removal. Data recovery can wait, meaning the most important thing is to decontaminate viruses and prevent additional damage to the system.

Spreading the virus

There are many ways Nemucod-AES ransomware can spread across the web. Some of the main vectors can be:

  • Compromised downloads;
  • Fake software updates;
  • Deceptive ads; and
  • Exploit kits.

Nevertheless, the most important method of Nemucod-AES distribution campaign is spam emails disguised as UPS service notice. In both examined samples of spam e-mails, experts found files called UPS ground-Delivery-005156577.doc.js and UPS ground-Receipt-4424638.doc.js which both obfuscate the malicious JavaScript code by mimicking regular MSWord files. Remember this misleading distribution technique the next time you are looking at your e-mail. Do not download or open attachments that may have been sent by unknown senders because it might ransomware. Remove Nemucod-AES ransomware asap.