Wiot Ransomware Description
Another variant belonging to the extremely prolific STOP/Djvu Ransomware family has been detected in the wild. Named the Wiot Ransomware, the threat is largely consistent with the other variants of this family without demonstrating any meaningful modifications or improvements. However, users shouldn't underestimate the threat, as it is still incredibly threatening, and can lock a large number of file types, rendering them inaccessible and unusable m completely.
The most distinguishing feature of this variant is the file extension it uses to mark each encrypted file - '.wiot.' When all targeted files have been locked, the Wiot Ransomware will drop a ransom note on the compromised system. The ransom-bearing message will be contained inside a text file named '_readme.txt.'
Ransom Note's Details
The instructions left by the Wiot Ransomware have all the same stipulations usually found in the STOP/Djvu variants. Victims are told that they will have to pay the sum of $980 to receive the decryption key and tool required for the restoration of the encrypted data. However, if they establish contact with the cybercriminals within 72-hours, the amount of the ransom will supposedly be slashed in half to $490. The note also mentions that a single locked file can be sent to be decrypted for free. Victims are left with two email addresses that they can use as communication channels - 'email@example.com' and 'firstname.lastname@example.org.'
The full text of the 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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