Shade is a malware that belongs to the ransomware type. A ransomware is a malicious program that once run, will modify all important data in the computer. The important data may be of any type depending on the particular system it attacks and may include photos, media files, documents and archives. It modifies all the important data that resides in a hard disk, USB disk and/or in the share drives / folders. The modification is performed using Cryptographic algorithms. So, these type of ransomwares are also called CryptoRansomware.
The latest version of Crypto Locky Ransomware seems to be propagating treacherously. Once this ransomware infects the victim machine, the files are appended with ‘.ṣhit’ extension after encryption. The variant is primarily infected through email campaigns.
Ransomware has become the most important news in the computer security space in recent times. No day passes without a story about a latest ransomware. As per one of the recent survey one in fifty people are affected by ransomware .
The feel that secretes superabundant adrenalin, where your heart pounds, turning your skin pale and cold, with your eyes wide open and that’s the worst stroke that none of us wants. Bumped into something that makes you dumbfounded, shaken, mystified, thinking what went wrong and that how-how-how moment running your eyeball at your own device display?