Just when you thought you wouldn’t be ‘wanting to cry no more’ from the WannaCry ransomware, Annabelle shows up and encrypts all files on your computer. To get it back from the devilish little girl, you must pay up! Failure to which, kiss them goodbye. Is there no break from these hackers’ attacks?
Annabelle is the latest ransomware in the block, as was spotted online by a security researcher named Bart. I will have you know Annabelle is the mother of all encrypters, as it boots up alongside the OS as it can overwrite the master boot record in infected computers with bootloaders.
Once your computer is up and running (coming from a boot up), Annabelle does not waste even a single micro-second and proceeds to execute the following function to strengthen her grip hold on your computer:
First, terminate all security program running on your computer
Disable Windows Defender
Turn off Firewall Protection
Encrypt all data on your computer
Infect any connected USB drives
Executes some programs