Files with herbst file extension may be typically found as files encrypted by the herbsts ransomware that mainly targets German users.

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HERBST file extension - Herbst ransomware affacted data

What is herbst file? How to open herbst files?

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The herbst file extension seems to be with a ransomware labeled as herbst that targets mainly German users. 

This particular ransomware will encrypt data files with AES encryption and append the file extension herbst to encrypted files. It demands approximately ~$50 USD to get a decryption key.

This particular ransomware was encountered in early June 2016.

Updated: August 15, 2019

Help how to open:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom, in this case in 50 bucks. Or you need to wait for some kind of decryptor.

How to convert:

You cannot convert or recover *.herbst files without some decryption utility.

Related links:

Herbs ransomware news at Fortinet Blog

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