QSCX Ransomware

QSCX Ransomware Description

The infamous STOP/Djvu Ransomware family appears to be maintaining its positions as a popular choice among cybercriminals with more and more variants being unleashed into the wild. One of the latest to be discovered by infosec researchers is the QSCX Ransomware. The threat operates as a typical STOP/Djvu variant. However, that in no way makes it any less threatening. The QSCX Ransomware is capable of encrypting the files stored on the breached system, rendering them inaccessible and unusable effectively. All locked files will have '.qscx' appended to their original names as a new extension. The ransomware threat will then deliver its ransom note in the form of a text file named '_readme.txt.'

Victims of the QSCX Ransomware who wish to restore their data may use two email addresses as communication channels with the hackers - 'helpteam@mail.ch' and 'helpmanager@airmail.cc.' The cybercriminals state that the sum they want to receive is $980 but if the victims reach out within the first 72 hours the price will be cut down to $490. Affected users also are allowed to attach a single encrypted file to their message that will then supposedly be decrypted for free.

Generally, users should avoid entering into negotiations with the people responsible for spreading malware threats. Doing so can expose the victims to further security risks.

The full text of QSCX Ransomware's note is:

'ATTENTION!

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:
hxxps://we.tl/t-V2fE396VPW
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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
helpteam@mail.ch

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
helpmanager@airmail.cc

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