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Nitroransomware demands gift codes as ransom payments

2021-04-19 06:30

A new ransomware dubbed ‘NitroRansomware’ has appeared in the threat landscape, it demands a Discord Nitro gift code to decrypt files.

Researchers from BleepingComputer reported infections of a new singular ransomware dubbed NitroRansomware which demands a Discord Nitro gift code to the victims to decrypt their files.

Discord is a free VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers.” Servers are a collection of persistent chat rooms and voice chat channels.

Discord also offers a Nitro subscription add-on for $9.99 per month that provides additional features, such as HD video streaming. Nitro subscriptions could also be paid as a gift for another user.

NitroRansomware has been distributed as a fake free Nitro gift code generator.

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