The Sijr ransomware is a newly discovered strain of file-encrypting malware. According to researchers, it belongs to the Djvu ransomware family, as it shares a number of similarities with other Djvu variants, including a ransom note named "_readme.txt" and very similar text used in the note.
The ransomware, once deployed on a target system, will encrypt the majority of non-essential files found on the system drives, including text documents, photos and images, databases as well as video and music files. The encrypted files preserve their original filenames once scrambled by the Sijr ransomware, but they receive a new appended extension - .sijr. This means that a file that was formerly called "photo.jpg" will become "photo.jpg.sijr" once it has been encrypted.
Once encryption has finished, the Sijr ransomware drops its ransom note in a plain text file called "_readme.txt". The full text of the ransom note is as follows:
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The hackers are trying to use simple tricks to coax victims into paying up faster, offering a "discount" of sorts on the ransom payment. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will ever get your files back, even if you make use of the free sample of one decrypted file offered as proof of a working decryptor.