Moia Ransomware

Moia Ransomware Description

Cybercriminals have released a new ransomware threat named the Moia Ransomware. Although this piece of malware is classified as a variant from the STOP/Djvu ransomware family, that in no way diminishes its capacity to cause destruction. If it manages to infiltrate the targeted computers successfully, Moia will lock nearly all of the files stored there via a strong encryption algorithm. As a result, users will find themselves unable to open any of their personal or work-related files.

As part of its actions, the Moia Ransomware also will mark every encrypted file. It does so by appending '.moia' as a new file extension. The threat also will create a new text file on the system named '_readme.txt.' This file will carry the ransom note with instructions from the attackers.

Overview of the Demands

According to the note, the attackers want to be paid $980 if they are to provide the necessary decryption key and software tool to their victims. However, the amount of the ransom can supposedly be reduced by 50%. The only requirement is for the victims of the Moia Ransomware to establish contact with the hackers within 72 hours of the malware attack. For that purpose, and to receive additional details on making the payment, the note mentions two email addresses - 'manager@mailtemp.ch' and 'helprestoremanager@airmail.cc.' Finally, victims also are allowed to send one locked file with their message. If the file doesn't contain any valuable information, the hackers promise to decrypt and send it back for free.

The full text of Moia Ransomware's note is:

'ATTENTION!

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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
hxxps://we.tl/t-rIyEiK9ekc
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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
manager@mailtemp.ch

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
helprestoremanager@airmail.cc

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