The Ooss Ransomware is a potent malware threat, designed to encrypt files and then extort its victims for money. The threat is a variant from the infamous STOP/Djvu Ransomware family, but that doesn't prevent it from being incredibly threatening. It can target a large number of file types and the strong encryption algorithm it uses ensures that the locked data will not be restored without having the specific decryption key.
The Ooss Ransomware follows the typical STOP/Djvu behavior. It appends the name of every encrypted file with a new file extension - '.ooss' in this case, and then drops a ransom note on the compromised machine in the form of a text file named '_readme.txt.'
Ooss Ransomware's Demands
Again, exactly as it should be expected from a STOP/Djvu variant, the Ooss Ransomware states that its operators demand to receive a ransom of exactly $980. However, if victims are to reach out and establish contact within the first 72 hours following the attack, the price will supposedly be decreased by 50% to $490.
The ransom note mentions two email addresses that can be used as communication channels - 'email@example.com' and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.' It also clarifies that victims can send a single file to the hackers that will be unlocked for free and returned.
The full text of the note is:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, 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.
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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.
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