DUSK 2 Ransomware Description
At its core, the Dusk 2 Ransomware still operates as a typical threat of this type - it aims to infiltrate the targeted computer, encrypt nearly all of the user's data, and demand a ransom in exchange for the potential restoration of the files. The Dusk 2 Ransomware is a new, updated version of the previously detected threat, the Dusk Ransomware.
Users infected with the DUSK 2 Ransomware will have all of their files becoming unusable effectively, and their names changed to include '.DUSK' as a new extension. A ransom note with instructions will be dropped in every folder containing encrypted data as text files named 'README.txt.' The compromised system's default desktop background will also be changed with an image displaying a brief message telling the affected users to open the 'README.txt' files.
The hackers behind the DUSK 2 Ransomware want to be paid exactly $80 if they are to provide the victim with the necessary key and decryptor tool. The money must be sent in Bitcoin. The exchange rate of this cryptocurrency is prone to wild swings, but at the current prices, $80 are worth around 0.0051 BTC (Bitcoin). Victims of DUSK 2 also are instructed to send their unique ID that can be found at the end of the ransom note as an email message to the 'firstname.lastname@example.org' address. If 48 hours pass without receiving an answer from the hackers, affected users are supposed to message the backup email address at 'email@example.com.' Up to two less than 2 MB files in total size can be attached to the emails for free decryption.
The full text of the ransom note delivered by the Dusk 2 Ransomware is:
'All your files have been encrypted using military-grade encryption algorithms!
They cannot be decrypted without our securely generated key.
The only thing you can do now is buy your key and decryptor.
The price is 80 USD.
The only payment method we accept is BitCoin.
How to obtain Bitcoins?
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
How to contact you for the payment?
We use Email to contact with our customers.
When contacting us please send your personal ID that can be seen at the end of the message.
Our main email is:
Our backup email is:
Write to our backup email only when you don't receive reply from our main email in 48 hours.
Why do we do that?
We Are anonymous good people. We will transfer 75% of what we earn for good purposes.
If you're so evil
If you're evil and don't trust us you can send up to 2 files for free decryption. They can't weigh more than 2 MB (non-archived).
Do not try restore files without our help, this is useless and you may lose data permanetly
Do not rename encrypted files!
Do not use third party "decryptors"
Do not try to remove our heavenly software using evil AntiVirus or AntiMalware software