The Akira ransomware has been targeting enterprises and rendering their data inaccessible to get them to pay a ransom to regain access to it. The Akira ransomware has been targeting various file types to encrypt. However, it is primarily targets documents and database files.
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts the victim’s data so they can’t access it and tries to persuade them to pay a ransom to have it decrypted. The ransom could be hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even millions if it is targeting enterprises.
If you are affected by the Akira ransomware, you might find that your files were encrypted and renamed with the ‘.akira’ file extension (for example: ‘projectname.doc’ might be renamed to ‘projectname.doc.akira’).
Akira threatens to sell its victims’ data if the ransom is not paid. So far, Akira was found to have leaked some of its victims’ data. Please exercise caution and back up your data to increase your chances of recovering from a ransomware attack. Even if not for ransomware, regular backups are necessary to prevent accidental data loss. It is always worth the money.