The Leex Ransomware is a new harmful threat that has been revealed to be a variant belonging to the STOP/Djvu malware family. As such, Leex contains little functionality that differentiates it from the other variants of the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. Its most unique aspect is the '.leex' extension it uses to mark the files it locks. Victims of the Leex Ransomware will find themselves unable to access most of their files stored on the compromised device. Documents, archives, PDFs, databases, and more will all be rendered unusable via an encryption process employing a strong cryptographic algorithm. Upon completing the encryption routine, the Leex Ransomware will proceed to deliver its ransom note by creating a text file named '_readme.txt.'
Leex Ransomware's demands
The unscrupulous operators of the Leex Ransomware offer to provide a decryption key and software tool but only if their victims pay a ransom of $980. The hackers promise to reduce the price based on the time it takes the victims to establish contact. If users send a message within the first 72 hours of the ransomware infection, the ransom will supposedly be cut by 50% to $490. Two emails that can be used for communication are provided in the note - the main address is 'firstname.lastname@example.org,' while the reserve email is 'email@example.com.' The hackers also offer to decrypt a single locked file for free.
Entering into negotiations with people responsible for unleashing malware threats could expose users to additional security risks. The best course of action is to remove the Leex Ransomware from your system with a professional anti-malware product and only then try to restore the locked files via a previously created backup.
The full text of the ransom demands delivered by Leex Ransomware is:
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.
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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.
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