What is firstname.lastname@example.org
ZQ is a recent ransomware virus that is not known to be related to any major family of cryptoviruses. ZQ is traditional file-encrypting ransomware, sifting through the infected system and encrypting all files.
Most ransomware infections are very devastating because of the strong encryption, but not in this case. Emsisoft has actually developed a decryptor that can be used to fix the files locked by ZQ.
Computers and storage servers which have been seized by ZQ will have their files (except for the ones which are important for the operating system to run properly) locked. The locked files can be opened and viewed, but the content is not parseable anymore. Thatâ€™s how encryption works â€” it makes the message or text thatâ€™s been encrypted impossible to understand. The ZQ locked files can immediately be recognised because their names have been edited with a new suffix: email@example.com, the email address for contacting ZQâ€™s developer, and zq, which this virus is named after:Read more