Bioawards Ransomware Description
The Bioawards Ransomware is one of the latest variants belonging to the Scarab Ransomware family discovered in the wild. The threat operates as a typical representative of the Scarab Ransomware family - it aims to infect users' computers, lock them by encrypting the files with a strong cryptographic algorithm, and then demand a ransom for their supposed restoration.
Every file affected by the Bioawards Ransomware will have its original name completely changed. The threat substitutes the name of the files with e random 14-character string followed by '.Bioawards' as a new extension. The customary ransom note with instructions is delivered as a text file named 'DECRYPT FILES.TXT.' A copy of the ransom note-bearing file will be placed in every folder containing encrypted data.
According to the instructions, the Bioawards Ransomware victims have precisely 96 hours to contact the criminals, pay the ransom, and initiate decryption. If they take longer, the hackers threaten that the decryption keys required for the potential restoration are going to be automatically deleted. Affected users are provided with two communication channels in the form of two email addresses. The main one appears to be 'Bioawards@tutanota.com,' while 'Bioawards@gjessmail.com' should be used as an alternative. Up to three files that should not exceed a total size of 5 MB can be sent with the email message to be decrypted for free.
The full text of the Bioawards Ransomware's ransom note is:
Vulnerabilities have been found on your system.
Your file system is damaged.
All files are encrypted with a complex strong key AES 256, RSA and so on.
Don't use an anti-virus. It can corrupt files and all cannot be recovered.
You have been assigned a unique identifier.
After infection, you have 96 hours to declare decryption. After the expiration of 96 hours, the keys will be automatically deleted.
Do not use third-party file recovery or decryption software. They do not work. They mess up files. See for yourself.
Detailed information can be obtained by mail: Bioawards@tutanota.com
To receive instructions on decryption, write to the mail: Bioawards@tutanota.com
To get the decryption keys and the decryption program, write to the mail: Bioawards@gjessmail.com
Your personal identifier:
Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.
Contact us using this email address: Bioawards@gjessmail.com
Free decryption as guarantee!
Before paying you can send us up to 3 files for free decryption.
The total size of files must be less than 5Mb (non archived), and files should not contain
valuable information (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.).
* Do not rename encrypted files.
* Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
* Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price
(they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Second support: Bioawards@gjessmail.com.'