TeslaCrypt is an aggressive new type of ransomware. Considered to be a variant of the well known CryptoLocker, TeslaCrypt also encrypts files on a system running different versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8.
While this malware encrypts typical document types, as other RansomWare iterations do, TeslaCrypt can also to target particular files on personal systems that cater to gamers. These files might include images, video and databases which gamers feel are an integral part of their online gaming existence. Thereby making them susceptible to ransom payments.
Like other RansomWare, ransom must be paid to decrypt the system. The malware generates a warning text file on the desktop. When opened, the file informs the user that the system ahas been infected. The window will include information on what to pay and how to download the Tor browser with additional instructions found on the Tor website.
It is strongly advised that you do not pay any ransom demand. But instead contact RansomRescue immediately. When paying these ransoms, people and businesses are inadvertently sustaining this unscrupulous business models (yes RansomWare has become a business model!) and allowing them to flourish and continue infecting and disrupting the business world.