SuddenTax Ransomware is the harmful crypto-virus that can be classified under ransomware category. It is mainly created by cyber criminals with main motive to extort money from innocent users. Cyber security researcher noted that it is the variant to GlobeImposter Ransomware and was emerged in the third week of February, 2018. It uses powerful cryptography algorithm to encrypt the file and append the file name as .suddentax extension. After encryption, it will create a ransom note in HTA Window format in black colour and display on the computer screen. According to the ransom note, it contains a short message about encrypted files and payment method to buy decryption key.
Cyber Crooks behind this ransomware demand ransom in the form of Bitcoins in exchange for decryption key and encourage users to buy it from designated wallet address. The cost of the decryption key is 2 BTC which is equivalent to $19, 900 or 15880 EUR. They can also tell users that only our team can decrypt your files and also warn that if you not make payment in given time and want to remove this virus then you will lose your file permanently. Through this data-locker virus, cyber criminals monitor your internet activities and steal your privacy for misuse. SuddenTax Ransomware is mainly spread via spam email attachments, via exploit kits, shareware and freeware downloads, visiting suspicious sites, p2p sharing of network and much more.
After infiltration, SuddenTax Ransomware makes new registry entries in Window Registry to achieve high-level persistence that can allow other malware infection in the system. It can also block Window Firewall and other security tools to be undetected. It is strongly recommended that never make payment to the cyber criminals. It is not sure that you will successfully receive decryption key after making payment. Once you make payment, you also support their malicious business. Therefore, it is hardly advised you to remove SuddenTax Ransomware from the PC as soon as possible.