Mppn is a ransomware variant belonging to the STOP/Djvu family, which was discovered while analyzing malware samples submitted to VirusTotal. It encrypts data and appends the '.mppn' extension to the filenames of the affected files. Additionally, it creates a '_readme.txt' ransom note file containing instructions for victims on how to pay for decryption.
Mppn is likely to be distributed in combination with other malicious payloads such as RedLine and Vidar information stealers. Upon encryption, Mppn renames files by appending to their original name the .mppn extension; for example, 'Image1.jpg' becomes 'Image1.jpg.mppn,' and likewise, 'Image2.png' becomes 'Image2.png.mppn.' Thus, it is easy to recognize Mppn's encryption by the '.mppn' extension added to each file.
Mppn Ransomware's note provides instructions for the victims on how to get all their encrypted files back. According to the attackers, the only method of recovering the impacted data is to purchase a decryption tool and unique key from them, which will cost $980 (or $490 with a 50% discount if victims contact them within 72 hours). Victims can ask for proof of decryption by sending one of the encrypted files that should then be unlocked for free. To get in contact with the cybercriminals affected users and organizations are expected to message the 'email@example.com' or 'firstname.lastname@example.org' email addresses. Victims must provide their personal ID, which was created during the initial ransomware attack.
It is important to protect yourself from future attacks by regularly backing up data and implementing strict security measures on all important devices. Moreover, it is always better to be aware of the latest security threats and stay informed about such attacks. Taking preventive measures is key for protecting yourself against cyber-attacks.
The full text of the threat's ransom 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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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:
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
Your personal ID:
Mppn Ransomware Video
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