Magnus Ransomware

Magnus Ransomware Description

The Magnus Ransomware is an injurious threat that cybercriminals can utilize to lock the data of their victims. When Magnus is executed on a breached device, it will proceed to scan the files stored there and encrypt a wide range of different file types. A strong cryptographic algorithm ensures that the impacted data will not be easy to recover. In fact, in most cases when ransomware threats are involved, the only way to restore the locked files is by obtaining the proper decryption keys.

Unlike the vast majority of ransomware threats, Magnus doesn't have a specific file extension with which to mark each locked file. Instead, the threat generates a new random 4-character string and appends it to the original name of every encrypted file. The threat delivers a ransom note with instructions for its victims, both as a text file named 'READMEEEEEE!!!!.txt' and as a new desktop background image. Infosec researchers also have observed variants of the threat that use an image of Jerry from the famous cartoon Tom and Jerry, as the new desktop wallpaper.

Ransom Note's Details

In their messages, Magnus Ransomware's operators state that they demand to be paid a ransom of $125. However, to accept the payment, it must be made using the Bitcoin cryptocurrency and sent to the provided crypto-wallet address. The hackers are apparently willing to offer better terms for any users that are under 18 years old. For them, the size of the ransom will be only $25.

Proof of the transaction has to be provided to the hackers. Users can do so by contacting them via the qTox or aTox chat clients. Alternatively, the ransom note mentions a Telegram account at '@anibaltlgram.' Apparently, victims of the threat have just 48 hours to pay up or risk having the decryption keys for their data being destroyed.

The full text of the ransom note is:

'SUPRISE *!

All your files has been encrypted and breached by Magnus Ransomware
This is a ransomware.
What is a ransomware?
A ransomware is a malware which encrypts all your files and you need a key or a special software which can decrypt all your files.

Quantity to pay: 125$
Payment method: BTC

Want to talk?

Contact me throught qTox or aTox
My id is:

Dont have money?
Well, in that case there isnt any solution 🙂
If you are younger than 18 years then we will make an offer because in that case you will need to pay 25$

Bitcoin address: 19DpJAWr6NCVT2oAnWieozQPsRK7Bj83r4

When you paid then send a private messsenge to @anibaltlgram in telegram
Then when you send a messenge you will need to send the link to blockchain.com of the payment then and only in that case you can decrypt all your files.

Are we trusted?
If you donnt trust us, its ok because then you will NEVER get your files back.

This software is really new so for this date there isnt any solution.

Are you sad?
Its not our problem 🙂

Want to donate?
Bitcoin address: 19DpJAWr6NCVT2oAnWieozQPsRK7Bj83r4

And remember YOU HAVE 48h Until the private key of the decryption key autodestructs 🙂

PAY IN BITCOIN

Bitcoin address: 19DpJAWr6NCVT2oAnWieozQPsRK7Bj83r4'

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