.CRYPTOLOCKER File Extension
- Category: Ransomware encrypted Files
What is an .CRYPTOLOCKER file?
.CRYPTOLOCKER is CryptoLocker encrypted file
File extension cryptolocker is mainly associated with CryptoLocker, one of the first ransomware that was used to attacks computers via e-mail attachments and botnets. CryptoLocker encrypts certain types of files stored on local and mounted network drives with RSA.
A .cryptolocker file represents the encrypted and renamed variant of the original file.
Note: A different rensomware pretending to be the original CryptoLocker appeared in December 2016, but is from a different group.