The Neer Ransomware is a new STOP/Djvu variant that has been unleashed in the wild. The threat doesn't exhibit any new functionalities or meaningful improvements. In fact, the main characteristic that distinguishes it from all the other variants in the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family is the file extensions it uses to mark locked files - '.neer.' However, users shouldn't underestimate Neer's destructive capabilities. If it executes successfully, the threat will encrypt all of the more widely used filetypes such as docs, PDFs, archives, databases, audio and video files. After all targeted files and encrypted, the Neer Ransomware will proceed to deliver its ransom note placing it inside newly generated files named '_readme.txt.'
Neer Ransomware's Demands
The note is identical to the typical STOP/Djvu ransom message. Victims of the threat are instructed to pay exactly $980 if they want to receive the decryption key and software tool that could potentially unlock the encrypted data. If the affected users contact the hackers within the first 72 hours of the ransomware attack, they would only have to pay $490, if the words of such unscrupulous people can be trusted.
Two email addresses are mentioned in the note as communication channels - 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com.' As part of the email message, users also can attach a single non-important file that will supposedly be decrypted for free.
Ransomware victims are strongly discouraged to enter into negotiations with cybercriminals, as doing so can expose them to further security risks.
The full text of Neer Ransomware's 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.
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