The Paas Ransomware is a new threat belonging to the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. Despite being a simple variant of the infamous STOP/Djvu Ransomware with no notable improvements or modifications, the Paas Ransowmare shouldn't be underestimated, as it can still cause severe damage to any computer it manages to infect. The Paas Ransomware will initiate an encryption process employing an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. Affected files will be rendered both inaccessible and unusable. Each one will have '.paas' attached to their original filenames as a new extension. The Paas Ransomware victims will be left with a ransom note contained inside a text file named '_readme.txt.'
According to the instructions, affected users who wish to restore their files need to pay the sum of $980 to receive the decryption key and tool from the hackers. If contact is initiated within the first 72 hours, the cybercriminals promise to slash the amount of the ransom in half to $490. They also offer to decrypt a single locked file for free. The ransom note mentions two email addresses that can be used for communication - the primary address is 'email@example.com' while 'firstname.lastname@example.org' acts as a reserve email.
The full text of the ransom 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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