ZeroFucks ransomware encrypts files with AES-256 and replaces the extension in the filename with “.zerofucks” (i.e. “myphoto.jpg” is changed to “ myphoto.zerofucks”.
When the ransomware encrypts files the following GUI is displayed to the victims, crooks demand a €400 ransom worth of Bitcoins.
Below the ransom note left on the infected systems by the ransomware:
“All your important files have been encrypted. If you want your files back, you need to pay €400 in Bitcoins. After the payment is received, we will give you access to unlock your files. Click on the Payment button to get more info.” reads ransom note.
“If you don’t pay within 48 hours, the price will be doubled. After another 24 hours, the price will be doubled again. If you don’t pay within 96 hours your files will be destroyed.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.