Ufwj Ransomware

Ufwj Ransomware Description

The Ufwj Ransomware is another potent variant spawned from the prolific and highly damaging STOP/Djvu malware family. Nearly all of the variants are virtually identical with the biggest difference being the exact extension they use to mark the encrypted files. However, in no way it makes them any less threatening. Systems infected by Ufwj Ransomware will be subjected to an encryption process that will leave almost all of the files stored there in an unusable state. The cybercriminals will then extort their victims for money, in exchange for the decryption key and tool in their possession.

The files encrypted by Ufwj Ransomware will have '.ufwj' appended to their original names. Upon completing its encryption routine, the threat will proceed to deliver a ransom note in the form of a text file named '_readme.txt.

Ufwj Ransomware's Demands

The note states that victims of the threat have to pay $980 to the hackers. Close to a thousand dollars is a sizeable sum that few individual victims can easily part with. The operators of Ufwj Ransomware seem to realize this and they offer to cur the price in half to $490. The only requirement is for the victims to establish contact within the first 72 hours of the ransomware infection.

The note contains two email addresses that can be used for communication - 'manager@mailtemp.ch' and 'helpmanager@airmail.cc.' Users can attach a single file to their email that will supposedly be decrypted and returned.
The full text of the 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-tkon5qUcfl
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@mailtemp.ch
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
helpmanager@airmail.cc
Your personal ID:
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