The MDED Ransomware threat is another variant belonging to the extremely popular among cybercriminals STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. The only distinguishing feature among the numerous variants is the unique file extension they append to the affected files. The lack of new functionality doesn't make MDED any less threatening, though. The threat can encrypt a large number of file types and the strong cryptographic algorithm ensures that recovery without the decryption key held by the attackers is unlikely.
The threat uses the '.mded' extension to mark the files it locks. As for its ransom note, it is dropped on the compromised systems as a text file named '_readme.txt.'
MDED Ransomware's Demands
MDED Ransomware's demands are consistent with other STOP/Djvu variants. The threat tells its victims that they will have to pay $980 to receive the decryption key and software tools from the hackers. However, if the users reach out and establish contact within the first 72 hours, the price of the ransom will be reduced by half to $490.
Two email addresses are mention in the note - 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com.' Victims can attach a single locked file to their message. If the file doesn't contain any important data, it should be decrypted and returned for free.
The full text of the note 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.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
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