Ifla Ransomware Joins the Djvu Ransomware Family

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Security researchers reported on a newly discovered ransomware strain. The new threat is called the Ifla ransomware, after the extension the ransomware uses for encrypted files.

Ifla belongs to the huge family of Djvu ransomware strains. New additions to the roster of Djvu spinoffs appear virtually every week.

The ransomware encrypts popular file types and makes them unreadable using the intended software. The encrypted files receive a new extension, appended after their original one. In this way, a file called "downtempo.mp3" will transform into "downtempo.mp3.ifla" once it has been scrambled by the encryption process.

The ransomware does little to set itself apart from the other recent Djvu clones, asking for $490 in the first 72 hours after infection and increasing the ransom demand to double this sum if payment comes later. The ransom note is dropped in a plain text file named "_readme.txt".

The full text of the ransom note is as follows:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!

All your files like photos, 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.

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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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Currently, there is no working decryption tool for the Ifla ransomware.

May 12, 2022