The Assm malware threat falls into the ransomware category. The Assm Ransomware encrypts data and prevents victims from accessing it. It also renames files by appending the extension '.assm' to the filenames and drops a ransom note titled '_readme.txt.' As an example of how Assm renames files, it changes '1.jpg' to '1.jpg.assm,' '2.png' to '2.png.assm,' and so on. The Assm Ransomware has been discovered to belong to the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. Computer users should keep in mind that threat actors often distribute the STOP/Djvu Ransomware variants alongside information stealers, such as RedLine and Vidar.
An Overview of Assm Ransomware's Demands
Victims of the Assm Ransomware are instructed to contact the attackers via email within 72 hours to receive the decryption tools and unique key at the cost of $490. After this period, the cost increases to $980. The attackers provide two emails for contact: 'email@example.com 'and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.' In addition, victims can send one encrypted file for free decryption, provided it is not larger than 1 MB and does not contain valuable information.
What to do in Case of a Ransomware Attack?
The first thing you should do is disconnect any of the breached systems connected to the network as soon as possible, either manually or using automated tools. Doing so will prevent certain malware from propagating and limit the potential reach of the threat actors. This way, they may be unable to compromise other areas of the network and cause more damage in the process.
It's paramount that every computer has an up-to-date backup copy of all data stored on it prior to any potential attack by ransomware. If your system becomes infected, you'll be able to restore data from the backup instead of potentially risking permanent deletion and or having to pay hefty ransom fees.
Once you have disconnected your system from the network and created backups copies, you should try to figure out how attackers were able to compromise your system. This includes researching suspicious IP addresses or emails sent from outside accounts that might have been used for the attack.
The ransom note delivered to the victims of the Assm Ransomware reads:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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