Threat Database Ransomware Rugj Ransomware

Rugj Ransomware

Another threatening STOP/Djvu variant has been detected by the infosec community. Named Rugj Ransomware, the threat operates in a similar fashion as all the other variants of the STOP/Djvu Ransomware family. The Rugj Ransomware is targeted at individual computer users predominantly and once inside their computers, Rugj will initiate a strong encryption process that will lock the files stored there. As a result, victims will no longer be able to open any documents, databases, archived, PDFs, images, photos, etc. Each locked file will have '.rugj' appended to its original name as a new extension. Finally, the threat will generate a new text file on the compromised systems named '_readme.txt' that will contain a ransom note with instructions for the users.

Rugj Ransomware's Demands

The ransom note is consistent with the ransom-demanding messages of other STOP/Djvu malware variants. It states that to receive the decryption key and software tool from the hackers, victims will have to pay a ransom of $980. If the note can be trusted, that sum can be reduced by 50% to $490. All that the affected users have to do is to initiate communication with the attackers within the first 72 hours following the ransomware attack. The hackers also allow for a single file to be sent to them that they will supposedly unlock and return to the user for free.

The full text of Rugj Ransomware's 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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