Threat Database Ransomware IWAN Ransomware

IWAN Ransomware

The IWAN Ransomware is a new threat used in ransomware operations. The attackers aim to deploy it on the targeted computers and then lock the victim's files stored there. IWAN is capable of encrypting a large array of file types, including documents, PDFs, archives, databases and more. Affected users will no longer be able to access the locked files.

Analysis has revealed that IWAN is part of the STOP/Djvu malware family. As such, it exhibits the typical characteristics of a variant from this ransomware family. The IWAN Ransomware appends its own file extension to the affected files - '.iwan,' and then creates a text file named '_readme.txt' that contains a ransom note.

Threat's Demands

The note dropped by IWAN Ransomware follows the pattern associated with the STOP/Djvu threats. It states that victims will have to pay $980 to the attackers if they want to restore the locked data. However, if users establish contact with the cybercriminals within the first 72 hours of the ransomware attack, the ransom will supposedly be slashed in half to $490.

Victims also are allowed to send 1 encrypted file that will be unlocked and returned. The file must not contain any valuable information. The ransom note mentions two email addresses that can be used for communication with the hackers - '' and ''

The entire text contained in the '_readme.txt' file is:


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