Ransom.Ekans is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a highly targeted ransomware family. This family appears to have a special interest for Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
Ransomware is a category of malware that holds files or systems hostage for ransom.
Ransom.Ekans is very likely dropped inside affected networks by using open RDP connections. Once delivered Ransom.Ekans checks whether the system it is running on belongs to a certain domain and if so, it starts encrypting the files on the system.
Malwarebytes detects Ransom.Ekans by by using real-time protection and by using Anti-Ransomware technology.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.
On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Ransom.Megacortex without further user interaction.
Take note, however, that removing this ransomware does not decrypt your files. You can only get your files back from backups you made before the infection happened.
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