Emsisoft Decryptor for Cyborg is another tool for the fight against ransomware and is aimed at the relatively new Cyborg strain of ransomware.
The Cyborg ransomware first appeared in late 2019, it is crafted to encrypt your files using AES-256. There are several known extensions that include ".petra", ".EncryptedFilePayToGetBack", ".Cyborg1", and ".LockIt".
The ransom note is titled "Cyborg_DECRYPT.txt" an example is provided below:
Emsisoft Decryptor for Cyborg pre-populates the locations to decrypt with the currently connected drives and network drives. Additional locations can be added via the Add button.
Emsisoft Decryptor for Cyborg requires access to a file pair consisting of one encrypted file and the original, unencrypted version of the encrypted file to reconstruct the encryption keys needed to decrypt the rest of your data. Do not change the file names of the original and encrypted files. This fact is because the decryptor may perform file name comparisons to determine the correct file extension used for encrypted files on your system.
Run the Cyborg decryptor, and select your file pair. Then click the Start button. The decryptor will start to reconstruct the required encryption parameters. Depending on the ransomware and your computer, this process can take a significant amount of time.
Emsisoft Decryptor for Cyborg will inform you that the decryption process is complete. If you require a report for your records, you can save it by clicking the Save Log button. You also have the option to copy it straight to your clipboard for use in emails, forum posts, etc., if needed.
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