Cybersecurity researchers have been spotting more and more ransomware recently. Among the newest uncovered threats is the Mtogas Ransomware. When experts studied this data-locking Trojan, they found out that it belongs to the STOP Ransomware family.
Propagation and Encryption
The malware researchers who uncovered the Mtogas Ransomware have not been able to establish what is the exact method employed in the propagation of this file-encrypting Trojan. Some speculate that the infection vectors used for the spreading of the Mtogas Ransomware may be spam emails containing corrupted attachments, bogus applications updates, and pirated copies of legitimate software tools. If the Mtogas Ransomware manages to worm its way in your system, it will kick off the attack by performing a scan. The scan serves to determine the locations of the files, which will be targeted by the ransomware threat. Then, the Mtogas Ransomware begins the encryption process. When a file undergoes the encryption process of the Mtogas Ransomware, its name is changed. The Mtogas Ransomware appends a '.mtogas' extension at the end of the filename. For example, if you had named a document 'Seattle-Sun.docx,' its name will be altered to 'Seattle-Sun.docx.mtogas.'
The Ransom Note
The next step is the dropping of the ransom note. The Mtogas Ransomware's note is called '_readme.txt' and reads:
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The attackers demand $980 as a ransom fee. They also claim that if the victim gets in touch with them in less than 72 hours after the attack has taken place, they will receive a 50% discount, knocking down the price to $490. There are two email addresses provided for the users – 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com.' As proof that the attackers are able to decrypt your data, they offer to unlock one file free of charge.
We would advise you strongly to keep your distance from cybercriminals of any kind. A much safer option is to download and install a legitimate anti-malware application and use it to remove the Mtogas Ransomware safely.