The Ifla Ransomware is another addition to the countless malware variants belonging to the STOP/Djvu family. Despite lacking any major improvements, the threat's destructive potential remains significant. Victims of the Ifla Ransomware will lose access to the documents, PDFs, databases, archives, images, photos, etc., stored on the breached devices. The military-grade encryption algorithm utilized by the threat ensures that restoration of the locked files will be nearly impossible without having the necessary decryption keys.
Each encrypted file will have its original name modified by having '.ifla' attached to its as a new file extension. Another change caused by the threat will be the appearance of a text file named '_readme.txt.' The purpose of the file is to deliver a ransom note with instructions for the victims of Ifla Ransomware
Reading the ransom-demanding message reveals that it mostly follows the pattern established by the rest of the STOP/Djvu variants. The cybercriminals demand to receive a ransom of $980. In exchange, they promise to send back a decryption tool and the specific key necessary for the restoration of the victim's files. According to the note, users that initiate communication within the first 72 hours of the Ifla Ransomware attack will receive preferential terms, mainly that they will have to pay only half of the stated ransom.
The note also reveals that the hackers are willing to decrypt one file for free. However, the chosen file must not contain any valuable information. Three different communication channels are mentioned in the instructions. The main email address of the Ifla Ransomware's operators is 'firstname.lastname@example.org,' while 'email@example.com' as having a reserve role. Finally, victims are also left with a Telegram account they may use to contact the attackers.
The full text of the ransom note is:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, 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.
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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.
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