Gujd Ransomware

Gujd Ransomware Description

Countless variants based on the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family have already been unleashed against computer users. Cybercriminals, however, are still churning out more and more. The Gujd Ransomware is exactly such a variant that apart from the extension it uses to mark encrypted files has little to no distinguishing features. Still, users shouldn't underestimate the amount of damage that the Gujd Ransomware can cause if it breaches their devices successfully.

This variant of the STOP/Djvu Ransomware will initiate an encryption algorithm employing an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. As a result, nearly all files stored on the compromised system will become inaccessible and unusable. The hackers will then demand to be paid a ransom in exchange for the decryption key and tool that could potentially restore the locked data.

Users affected by the threat will notice that their files have '.gujd' appended to their original names as a new extension suddenly. Then, upon completing its encryption programming, the Gujd Ransomware will deliver a ransom note with instructions. The message from the hackers will be placed inside a newly generated text file named '_readme.txt.'

According to the note, the cybercriminals behind Gujd Ransomware want to receive exactly $980 if they are to help their victims. If affected users send a message within the first 72 hours, however, the hackers promise to cut the price down to $490. Two email addresses are mentioned in the note as ways to initiate contact - 'manager@mailtemp.ch' and 'helpmanager@airmail.cc.' As part of the email, victims can attach a single file that will supposedly be decrypted for free and returned.

The full text of the note is:

'ATTENTION!

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:
hxxps://we.tl/t-tkon5qUcfl
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.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
manager@mailtemp.ch

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
helpmanager@airmail.cc

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