Readnet Ransomware Joins MedusaLocker Clones

ransomware

A newly discovered ransomware variant expands the existing lineup of ransomware clones based on MedusaLocker code. The newest strain is named Readnet ransomware.

Readnet works as expected, encrypting files on the system it deploys on. The ransomware affects files using all common media, document, archive and database extensions. System files are left intact to ensure the operation of the OS.

Encrypted files receive the ".Readnet7" extension appended after their old one. This will make a file formerly called "documents.zip" transform into "documents.zip.Readnet7" once it has been encrypted.

The ransomware deposits its ransom note inside an HTML file named "HOW_TO_RECOVER_DATA.html". The ransom demands go as follows:

YOUR PERSONAL ID: [alphanumeric string]

/!\ YOUR COMPANY NETWORK HAS BEEN PENETRATED /!\

All your important files have been encrypted!

Your files are safe! Only modified. (RSA+AES)

ANY ATTEMPT TO RESTORE YOUR FILES WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE

WILL PERMANENTLY CORRUPT IT.

DO NOT MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES.

DO NOT RENAME ENCRYPTED FILES.

No software available on internet can help you. We are the only ones able to

solve your problem.

We gathered highly confidential/personal data. These data are currently stored on

a private server. This server will be immediately destroyed after your payment.

If you decide to not pay, we will release your data to public or re-seller.

So you can expect your data to be publicly available in the near future..

We only seek money and our goal is not to damage your reputation or prevent

your business from running.

You will can send us 2-3 non-important files and we will decrypt it for free

to prove we are able to give your files back.

Contact us for price and get decryption software.

.onion

* Note that this server is available via Tor browser only

Follow the instructions to open the link:

1. Type the addres "hxxps://www.torproject.org" in your Internet browser. It opens the Tor site.

2. Press "Download Tor", then press "Download Tor Browser Bundle", install and run it.

3. Now you have Tor browser. In the Tor Browser open .onion

4. Start a chat and follow the further instructions.

If you can not use the above link, use the email:

ithelp04 at decorous dot cyou

ithelp04 at wholeness dot business

* To contact us, create a new free email account on the site: protonmail.com

IF YOU DON'T CONTACT US WITHIN 72 HOURS, PRICE WILL BE HIGHER.

August 4, 2022