LASER_oneXM

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Michael Gillespie discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that appends the .tastylock extension to encrypted files and changes the contact emails used by the ransomware.

In this article I will provide a brief summary of any changes that have occurred in this new variant. As we are always looking for weaknesses, if you are a victim of this variant and decide to pay the ransom, please send us the decryptor so we can take a look at it. You can also discuss or receive support for Cryptomix ransomware infections in our dedicated Cryptomix Help & Support Topic.
Changes in the Tastylock Cryptomix Ransomware Variant
While the encryption methods stay the same in this variant, there have been some slight differences. The ransom note is still named _HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT, but now uses the t_tasty@aol.com email for a victim to contact for payment information.


Tastylock CryptoMix Ransom Note
The next noticeable change is the extension appended to encrypted files. With this version, when a file is encrypted by the ransomware, it will modify the filename and then append the .tastylock extension to encrypted file's name. For example, a test file encrypted by this variant has an encrypted file name of 0D0A516824060636C21EC8BC280FEA12.tastylock.