The Reig Ransomware is another threatening variant that has been spawned from the infamous and rather prolific STOP/Djvu family of ransomware threats. Functionally, Reig Ransomware doesn't deviate in any meaningful way from the typical behavior of a threat from the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. The Reig Ransomware aims to infect computers and then lock them up by deploying an encryption routine with an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. Affected users will lose access to nearly all of their files stored on the compromised system.
When the Reig Ransomware encrypts a file, it will mark that file by appending '.reig' to the original name as a new extension. Also, a text file named '_readme.txt' will be dropped in every folder containing locked data. These files carry the ransom note of the threat with instructions for its victims.
Affected users are told that the price they will have to pay to receive the decryption tool from the hackers is $980. To prove their ability to restore the user's data, the cybercriminals allow their victims to send a single file that will be decrypted for free. Two email addresses are provided as communication channels - 'email@example.com' and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.' If contact is initiated within 72 hours after the ransomware infection, the hackers promise to cut the price in half to $490. It is never a good idea to enter into deals with people responsible for unleashing malware threats.
The full text of the instructions presented by Reig 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.
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