Threat Database Ransomware Ziggy Ransomware

Ziggy Ransomware

The Ziggy Ransomware Ransomware is a potent malware threat. The Ziggy Ransomware Ransomware operates as typical ransomware without any major deviations. The Ziggy Ransomware tries to infect users' computers, after which it initiates an encryption routine that nearly all stored files with an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. 

The files affected by the Ziggy Ransomware Ransomware will have their names modified significantly. The threat appends to the original filename a unique victim ID designation, an email address that belongs to the hackers and finally '.ziggy' as a new file extension. The email used in the filenames is ',' and it serves as the primary communication channel. As for the ransom note with instructions, unlike the vast majority of ransomware threats, Ziggy Ransomware delivers it inside an executable file and not a text file. Named '## HOW TO DECRYPT ##.exe,' this executable file will be created in every folder containing encrypted data. 

Starting the file will display the eternity of the ransom note. Although no specific sum is mentioned, the note does state that the ransom demanded by the hackers must be paid using Bitcoin. To receive additional details, affected users are instructed to send a message to the aforementioned '' address. If they do not answer within 12 hours, they should then initiate contact through the secondary email address at '' Some files (up to five) that do not exceed a total of 4MB can be coupled with the messages to be decrypted for free. 

It is never a good idea to send any amount of money to malware creators. There are no ways to know if the hackers will honor their end of the deal. Not to mention that the fund they receive will most likely be used to fund their next threatening operation. 

The full text of the Ziggy Ransomware Ransomware's note is:

'All your files have been encrypted!

Remaining time:

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the email:

Write this ID in the title of your message :

In case of no answer in 12 hours write us to this email:

You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the tool that will decrypt all your files.

Free decryption as guarantee

Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 4Mb (non archived) and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)

How to obtain Bitcoins

The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins' and select the seller by payment method and price.


Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:



# Do not rename encrypted files.

# Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.

# Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.'


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