DJVU Malware of STOP Ransomware Family Back with New Variant

In the course of our routine darkweb monitoring, the Cyble research team discovered a new variant of the DJVU malware that belongs to the STOP ransomware family. This new variant has become one of the most widespread file-encrypting viruses of 2021.  DJVU was first identified in December 2018. In addition to attacks in the United States, most of its victims are from Europe, Asia, South American, and Africa. The DJVU malware uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or RSA cryptography algorithms for encrypting files in the victim machine.   The Cyble research team found a sample of the DJVU malware and …

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