Zzla Ransomware

Zzla Ransomware Description

Zzla is yet another potent ransomware that has been spawned from the extremely prolific STOP/Djvu malware family. Although new variants are being discovered by the infosec community almost daily, the STOP/Djvu threats are still retaining their destructive potential, and Zzla is not an exception. The ransomware is capable of locking users out from their own files. It achieves this via an encryption routine that employs an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. Nearly all popular filetypes are targeted - databases, archives, photos, images, videos, documents, PDFs, will be rendered inaccessible and unusable. Each encrypted file will have '.zzla' appended to its original name as a new extension. Afterward, the thread will drop its ransom note inside text files named '_readme.txt.' One ransom-bearing file will be generated in every folder containing encrypted data.

Zzla lists the same instructions found in all STOP/Djvu variants. The hackers extort their victims for exactly $980. In exchange, they promise to provide the affected users with the decryption key and tool necessary to unlock the data. The usual offer to slash the price of the ransom in half to $490 is also here. The only listed requirement is for the victims to have initiated contact within the first 72 hours following the Zzla Ransomware infection. Two emails are provided as communication channels - 'manager@mailtemp.ch' and 'helpmanager@airmail.cc.' A single encrypted file can be attached to the message. The hackers would then supposedly decrypt it and return it unlocked to the user.

The full text of Zzla's ransom 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-mNr1oio2P6
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

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