The Mppq Ransomware is a new malware threat spawned from the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. Being just another variant of the infamous STOP/Djvu Ransomware may mean that the Mppq Ransomware doesn't have any significant improvements. However, that doesn't diminish its destructive potential in the slightest. If the Mppq Ransomware manages to compromise a targeted system successfully, the threat will lock nearly all of the files stored there. Users will find themselves unable to access any of their private or work-related data.
Each encrypted file will have '.mppq' attached to its original name as a new extension. Upon completing its encryption routine, the Mppq Ransomware will proceed to drop a ransom note with instructions from the hackers. The note will be inside a text file named '_readme.txt.'
According to the message, Mppq Ransomware's victims will have to pay $980 to the hackers if they want to receive the decryption key/software. Close to a thousand dollars is a sizeable sum that not many can just part with on such short notice. To incentivize their victims, the hackers offer to slash the ransom amount in half to $490 if their victims initiate contact within the first 72 hours of the ransomware infection. Users also are allowed to send a single encrypted file that will supposedly be decrypted for free. Two email addresses are provided as communication channels - 'email@example.com' and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.'
The full text of the 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.
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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.
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