What is Fate Ransomware?

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Fate ransomware is the name of a new Djvu ransomware variant. The new clone expands the numerous family of Djvu clones that consists of hundreds of members.

Fate will encrypt files on the victim system or network, leaving them scrambled. Encrypted files include media, document, archive, database and executable extensions.

Once encrypted, files get the ".fate" extension appended past their old one. This will turn a file previously called "image.jpg" into "image.jpg.fate".

The ransomware generated its ransom note inside a file called "_readme.txt". The ransom note uses the same filename and text template that is shared by all Djvu clones. The full ransom note asks for $490 in ransom and increases that amount twice if the ransom is not paid within 72 hours of encryption.

The ransom note's full text is as follows:

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.
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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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November 15, 2022