Threat Database Ransomware Piiq Ransomware

Piiq Ransomware

The Piiq Ransomware is one of the latest ransomware threats to be spawned from the extremely prolific STOP/Djvu malware family. Although different variants seldomly contain any major improvements, they still efficient threats that can devastate the computers they manage to infect. By using a strong encryption algorithm, the Piiq Ransomware locks the most widely used file types, thus preventing users from accessing their own data. Documents, PDFs, archives, databases, audio, and video files can all be encrypted and rendered unusable.

The Piiq Ransomware uses a simple naming convention to mark the files it has encrypted - it appends '.piiq' to the original filenames as a new extension. Afterward, the threat will generate a text file named '_readme.txt' containing the instructions from the hackers.

Typical STOP/Djvu demands

The ransom note is identical to the messages delivered by other STOP/Djvu variants. Users are told that they will have to pay the sum of $980 to receive the decryption key and software from the ransomware operators. If the victims establish contact within the first 72 hours of the malware infection, they are promised that the price will be cut in half to $490. The note also mentions the same email addresses - and, as a way to reach the hackers. A single file can be attached to the email message and will supposedly be decrypted for free and sent back.

The full text of the 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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