The Nasoh Ransomware is a brand-new data-encryption Trojan which has recently been spotted by researchers. Once this threat was studied, it revealed to be a part of the infamous STOP Ransomware family.
Propagation and Encryption
There has been no consensus regarding the propagation methods used by the creators of the Nasoh Ransomware. Some cybersecurity experts state that we are likely looking at the most common techniques for propagating threats of this type. This means that the authors of the Nasoh Ransomware have likely employed spam emails containing macro-laced attachments, fake application updates, and pirated bogus copies of popular software tools to spread their malicious creation. Once the Nasoh Ransomware infiltrates a PC, it will start the attack with a quick scan. The scan is meant to locate all the files which the Nasoh Ransomware was programmed to target. Usually, ransomware threats go after all the popular filetypes which any user will have on their system such as ‘.mp3,’ ‘.doc,’ ‘.jpeg,’ ‘.mov,’ ‘.ppt,’ ‘.gif,’ ‘.png,’ etc. Once the Nasoh Ransomware locks a file, it will also change its name. This ransomware threat adds a ‘.nasoh’ extension to all the newly encrypted files. This means that a photo you had initially named ‘lost-peridot.jpeg’ will have its name altered to ‘lost-peridot.jpeg.nasoh’ once it has undergone the encryption process of the Nasoh Ransomware.
The Ransom Note
In the next phase of the attack, the Nasoh Ransomware will drop a ransom note named ‘_readme.txt’ which reads:
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The ransom fee demanded by the creators of the Nasoh Ransomware is $980. However, they claim that all users that get in touch with them within 72 hours of the attack will get a 50% discount, which means they will have to pay $490. There are two email addresses provided to the victims – ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and ‘email@example.com.’ The authors of the Nasoh Ransomware say that they are willing to unlock one file free of charge as proof that they have a functioning decryption key.
It is advisable to keep your distance from cyber crooks like the ones behind the Nasoh Ransomware. Such individuals tend to make promises on which they rarely deliver. It is much safer to download and install a legitimate anti-spyware tool and use it to remove the Nasoh Ransomware from your PC once and for all.