Linux.Encoder targets Linux servers and Linux-based websites as it encrypts MySQL, Apache, and root folders. It exploits a flaw in Magento, an open-source content management system application designed for e-commerce sites. Files locked by Linux.Encoder display .encrypted as the file name extension. There are currently three versions of this ransomware.

  • The best method for preventing a Linux.Encoder infection is to update Magento. The latest version of Magento can be found here.
  • Bitdefender offers a Linux.Encoder decryption tool which can be downloaded here.
  • provides more detailed information about this ransomware, found here.