Vice Society ransomware is a notorious data-locking malware that has performed numerous large-scale attacks. One of the most recent attacks affected the city of Palermo in Italy, which caused damage to all internet-relying services impacting 1.3 million people.
However, the virus can affect home users too. It infiltrates the machine and starts encrypting people’s personal files, such as photos, videos, and documents. Encrypted files are appended with the .v-society.[victim’s_ID] extension. So if a file was previously named picture.jpg, after encryption it would look like this – picture.jpg.v-society.[victim’s_ID]. Shortly after, a ransom note !!! ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED !!!.TXT is generated on the machine.