What is Qinynore?
Qinynore is a new strain of ransomware virus discovered in late September 2018. It is a variant of Hidden Tear and, aside from cosmetic differences, is virtually identical to many other types of ransomware viruses.
Qinynore adds the file extension “.anonymous” to encrypted files. In addition, Qinynore replaces the infected computer’s desktop wallpaper with a file called “lol.jpg” which features an image of the “V for Vendetta” Guy Fawkes mask commonly associated with Anonymous and information regarding how much your data is being held for ransom, how to pay the ransom, and how much time you have to pay.
The Qinynore ransomware virus replaces your desktop wallpaper with an image like this one featuring instructions on how to pay the ransom.