Duck Ransomware is a New Phobos Variant

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Duck ransomware is the name of a newly discovered Phobos ransomware clone. The new variant does not deviate from typical Phobos clone behavior.

The Duck ransomware will encrypt most files found on a targeted system. Encrypted files have a new multi-part extension appended to their names. The encryption process strings together the victim's ID, the email used by Duck's operator and the ".duck" extension, and appends everything to the file name.

This process will make a file named "document.txt" turn into "document.txt.id[victim ID].[supprecovery@torguard.tk].duck" once it has been encrypted.

The ransomware deposits its ransom note inside a pop-up window as well as a plain text file. The contents of the pop-up are inside a file named "info.hta", while the plain text file is named "info.txt". The full text of the note displayed in the pop-up window is as follows:

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-mail: supprecovery at torguard dot tg

In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to this e-mail:samrecoveryfiles at onionmail dot com

Write this ID in the title of your message -

Or text in the messenger Telegram: @supprecovery

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.

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.

September 19, 2022