Threat Database Ransomware Nuow Ransomware

Nuow Ransomware

The Nuow Ransomware is a malware threat designed to lock the data of its victims. To achieve its threatening purpose, the threat runs an encryption routine utilizing a military-grade cryptographic algorithm. All impacted files - documents, pictures, photos, archives, PDFs, databases, and many more will become inaccessible. Restoring the affected data without knowing the proper decryption keys could be virtually impossible.

It is paramount to note that the Nuow Ransomware belongs to the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. The operators behind these threats have started spreading additional malware payloads alongside the ransomware. Infosec researchers have observed devices infected with STOP/Djvu variants also have the Vidar Stealer and the RedLine Stealer active on them.

As is typical for STOP/Djvu threats, Nuow marks the files it encrypts. More specifically, it will append '.nuow' as a new file extension to the original names. It also will create a text file named '_readme.txt' on the infected device. Opening the file will reveal to the victims a ransom note with instructions.

According to the presented message, the attackers are demanding a ransom of $980 if they are to send a decryptor tool and the decryption keys to their victims. If they receive a message within the first 72 hours, the cybercriminals state their willingness to reduce the size of the ransom by 50% to $490. Two email addresses are mentioned as potential ways to contact the hackers - '' and ''

The entire set of instructions delivered by Nuow Ransomware 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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