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Fake ransomware decryptor double-encrypts desperate victims' files


Lawrence Abrams

A fake decryptor for the STOP Djvu Ransomware is being distributed that lures already desperate people with the promise of free decryption. Instead of getting their files back for free, they are infected with another ransomware that makes their situation even worse.

While ransomware operations such as Maze, REvil, Netwalker, and DoppelPaymer get wide media attention due to their high worth victims, another ransomware called STOP Djvu is infecting more people then all of them combined on a daily basis.

With over 600 submissions a day to the ID-Ransomware ransomware identification service, STOP ransomware is...

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