Sijr Ransomware

Sijr Ransomware Description

The Sijr Ransomware threat is classified as another variant belonging to the prolific STOP/Djvu family. Despite the fact that it is quite similar to the other variants of the STOP/Djvu Ransomware, Sijr is capable of causing significant damage to the systems it manages to infect. The threat can engage an encryption routine utilizing a strong cryptographic algorithm that will leave the victim's data in a completely unusable state. It targets numerous file types including photos, images, documents, PDFs, archives, databases and more. This particular ransomware threat was first identified by the cybersecurity researchers going by Petrovic on Twitter.

Threat Details

As part of its actions, the Sijr Ransomware marks the affected files by appending a new file extension (.sijr) to their original names. Afterward, the threat will create a text file named '_readme.txt' on the system. The file contains a ransom note with instructions for the victims. According to the message, the only way to recover the locked data is to pay the demanded ransom to the attackers and receive a decryption software tool and key.

The initial amount of the ransom is stated to be $980, but victims are given a chance to reduce that price by 50%. The only requirement for the reduction in the price mentioned in the note is to establish contact with the hackers within 72 hours of the Sijr infection. Users also can send a single file to be decrypted for free. As points of contact, the note leaves two email addresses - 'manager@time2mail.ch' and 'supportsys@airmail.cc.'

The entire text of the ransom-demanding message left by Sijr Ransomware 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-6Ti2DxXR3I
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:
manager@time2mail.ch

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

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