Threat Database Ransomware Non Ransomware

Non Ransomware

Cybercriminals are using a new malware variant created from the infamous Phobos Ransomware threat. This new variant is being tracked by infosec researchers as the Non Ransomware. It has retained all of the destructive capabilities found in the other variants of the Phobos Ransomware family. As such, any infected system will be subjected to data encryption that will leave most of the files stored there in an unusable state. Affected users will notice that all of the locked files now have drastically modified names. The threat will add an ID string, an email address (, and finally '.Non' as a new extension. Another change made to the system will be the creation of two files named 'info.hta' and 'info.txt.' These files are tasked with the delivery of two different ransom notes.

The text file contains a brief message from the attackers. Victims are simply told to establish contact with the cybercriminals via two email addresses - '' and '' The proper ransom note is delivered in a pop-up window generated from the .tha file. It clarifies that the attackers will only accept payments made using the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. In addition, the exact amount of the demanded ransom will apparently depend on the time that takes victims to initiate communication. The note also reveals that affected users can send up to 5 files that are less than 4MB in total size to be unlocked for free.

The message shown in a pop-up window is:

'All your files have been encrypted!

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail
Write this ID in the title of your message
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to this
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the tool that will decrypt all your files.

Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 4Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)

How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:

Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

The text file will contain the following instructions:

!!!All of your files are encrypted!!!
To decrypt them send e-mail to this address:
If we don't answer in 24h., send e-mail to this address:

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