Chily Ransomware Uses HTML Ransom Note

ransomware

A new ransomware was discovered by researchers in late November called the Chily ransomware.

Chily does nothing spectacular or very different from other ransomware variants. It will encrypt most files on your computer and leave their contents scrambled. Encrypted file types include the usual - documents, media files, archives and databases will all be encrypted.

Once encrypted, files receive a new extension made up of the contact email used by the ransomware author. This will turn a file named "document.doc" into "document.doc.[Chily@Dr.Com]".

The ransom note is delivered inside a .hta file containing dynamic HTML. Along with this, the wallpaper will be changed by the ransomware as well. The ransom note file is called "Read Me.Hta" and contains the following text:

All your files have been encrypted!

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.

If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mails: chily at tuta dot io and Chily at Dr dot Com and chily65 at proton dot me

(for the fastest possible response, write to all 3 mails at once!)

Write this ID at the beginning of your message:

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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 3 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 5Mb (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.

hxxps://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

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

hxxp://www.coindesk.com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins/

Attention!

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.

November 18, 2022