A new ransomware has been discovered by MalwareHunterTeam that is based off of the InfiniteTear ransomware family, of which BlackRuby and Zenis are members. When this ransomware infects a computer it will encrypt the files, scramble the filenames, and append the .WHITEROSE extension to them.

It is not currently known for sure how this ransomware is being distributed, but reports indicate it is being manually installed by hacking into Remote Desktop services. Furthermore, based on the submissions to ID-Ransomware, the developer of this ransomware appears to be targeting European countries, with a strong focus on Spain.

ID-Ransomware Submissions
ID-Ransomware Submissions

The good news is this ransomware appears to be decryptable by Michael Gillespie. So if you become infected with WhiteRose, do not pay the ransom, and instead post a request for help in our WhiteRose Support & Help topic.  You may also be able to receive help through Dr.Web, but that is a paid for service.

The WhiteRose ransom note reads like a poem

Both the BlackRuby Ransomware and now WhiteRose have ransom notes that read more like an assignment from a creative writing course rather than a ransom demand. 

In WhiteRose's ransom note, the developer tells the story of an isolated and lonely hacker surrounded by white roses in a garden. They go on to state that they want to share their white roses with the world by encrypting your computer and transforming it into a flower.

I do not think about selling white roses again. This time, I will plant all the white roses 
of the garden to bring a different gift for the people of each country. No matter where is my garden 
and where I am from, no matter if you are a housekeeper or a big company owner, it does not matter 
if you are the west of the world or its east, it's important that the white roses are endless and 
infinite. You do not need to send letters or e-mails to get these roses. Just wait it tomorrow. 
Wait for good days with White Rose.

I hope you accept this gift from me and if it reaches you, close your eyes and place yourself 
in a large garden on a wooden chair and feel this beautiful scene to reduce your anxiety and everyday tension.

Thank you for trusting me. Now open your eyes. Your system has a flower like a small garden; A white rose flower.

This is definitely a step up from BlackRuby's ransom note, which was nonsense. The full text of the ransom note can be found at the end of this article.

How WhiteRose encrypts a computer 

When WhiteRose first starts it checks to see if the C:\Perfect.sys file exists. If it does exist, it will exit the program, otherwise it will create the file, which is shown below.

Perfect.sys File
Perfect.sys File

The ransomware will then scan all of the drives on the computer and search for files that match certain file extensions and then encrypt them. The file extensions targeted by WhiteRose are:

.1, .123, .1cd, .3dm, .3ds, .3fr, .3g2, .3pr, .602, .7z, .7zip, .ARC, .PAQ, .aac, .ab4, .accdb, .accde, .accdr, .accdt, .ach, .acr, .act, .adb, .adp, .advertisements, .aes, .agdl, .ai, .aiff, .ait, .al, .aoi, .apj, .apk, .arw, .asc, .asf, .asm, .asp, .aspx, .asx, .avhd , .avi, .awg, .back, .back , .backup, .backupdb, .bak, .bay, .bdb, .bgt, .bik, .bkp, .blend, .bmp, .bpw, .brd, .bz2, .c, .c , .cdf, .cdr, .cdr3, .cdr4, .cdr5, .cdr6, .cdrw, .cdx, .ce1, .ce2, .cer, .cfg, .cgm, .cib, .class, .cls, .cmd, .cmt, .conf , .config, .contact, .cpi, .cpp, .cr2, .craw, .crt, .crw, .cs, .cs , .csh, .csl, .css, .csv, .ctl , .dac, .dat, .db, .db3, .db_journal, .dbf, .dbf , .dbx, .dc2, .dch, .dcr, .dcs, .ddd, .ddoc, .ddrw, .dds, .der, .des, .design, .dgc, .dif, .dip, .disk , .dit, .djvu, .dng, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .drf, .drw, .dtd, .dwg, .dwg , .dxb, .dxf, .dxg, .edb, .eml, .eps, .epub, .erbsql, .erf, .exf, .fdb, .ffd, .fff, .fh, .fhd, .fla, .flac, .flf, .flv, .flvv, .fpx, .frm, .fxg, .gif, .gpg, .gray, .grey, .groups, .gry, .gz, .h, .hbk, .hdd, .hpp, .html, .ibd, .ibz, .idx, .iif, .iiq, .incpas, .indd, .java, .jnt, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .jsp, .kc2, .kdbx, .kdc, .key, .kpdx, .kwm, .laccdb, .lay, .lay6, .ldf, .lit, .log, .lua, .m, .m2ts, .m3u, .m4p, .m4u, .m4v, .mail, .max, .mbx, .md, .mdb, .mdc, .mdf, .mef, .mfw, .mid, .mkv, .mlb, .mml, .mmw, .mny, .mos, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mrw, .msg, .myd, .myi, .nd, .ndd, .ndf, .nef, .nk2, .nop, .nrg, .nrw, .ns2, .ns3, .ns4, .nsd, .nsf, .nsg, .nsh, .nvram, .nwb, .nx2, .nxl, .nyf, .oab, .obj, .odb, .odc, .odf, .odg, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .ogg, .oil, .ora , .orf, .ost, .otg, .oth, .otp, .ots, .ott, .ova, .ovf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pab, .pages, .pas, .pat, .pcd, .pct, .pdb, .pdd, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .pif, .pl, .plc, .plus_muhd, .pmf, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .ppt , .pptm, .pptx, .prf, .ps, .ps1, .psafe3, .psd, .pst, .ptx, .pvi, .pwm, .py, .pyc, .qba, .qbb, .qbm, .qbr, .qbw, .qbx, .qby, .qcow, .qcow2, .qed, .r3d, .raf, .rar, .rat, .raw, .rdb, .rm, .rtf, .rvt, .rw2, .rwl, .rwz, .s3db, .safe, .sas7bdat, .sav, .save, .say, .sch, .sd0, .sda, .sdf, .sldm, .sldx, .slk, .sln, .snt, .sql, .sqlite, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .sr2, .srf, .srt, .srw, .st4, .st5, .st6, .st7, .st8, .stc, .std, .sti, .stm, .stx, .suo, .svg, .swf, .sxc, .sxd, .sxg, .sxi, .sxm, .sxw, .tar, .tex, .tga, .tgz, .thm, .tif, .tiff, .tlg, .txt, .uop, .uot, .vbox, .vbs, .vcb, .vcd, .vdi, .vfd, .vhd, .vhdx, .vmc, .vmdk, .vmsd, .vmx, .vmxf, .vob, .vsd, .vsdx, .vsv, .wab, .wad, .wallet, .wav, .wb2, .wk1, .wks, .wma, .wmv, .work, .wpd, .wps, .x11, .x3f, .xis, .xla, .xlam, .xlc, .xlk, .xlm, .xlr, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xvd, .ycbcra, .yuv, .zip, 3dm, onetoc2, 

When searching for files to encrypt it will not encrypt any located in the following folders:

Windows
Program Files
$Recycle.Bin
Microsoft

When a file is encrypted, it will rename it to a random name with the _ENCRYPTED_BY.WHITEROSE extension appended to it. So test.jpg would be encrypted and renamed to something like 6zyaqFcPJaeJATyA_ENCRYPTED_BY.WHITEROSE.

Folder encrypted by WhiteRose
Folder encrypted by WhiteRose

In each scanned folder, it will create a ransom note named HOW-TO-RECOVERY-FILES.TXT that contains an ASCII image of a rose, the "interesting" story, and then instructions on how to pay the ransom.

Ransom Note Part 1
Ransom Note Part 2
Ransom Note Part 2
Ransom Note Part 2

At the end WhiteRose will execute the following commands to disable Windows Startup Repair, delete shadow volume copies, and clear event logs.

cmd.exe /C vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
cmd.exe /C WMIC.exe shadowcopy delete
cmd.exe /C Bcdedit.exe /set {default} recoveryenabled no
cmd.exe /C Bcdedit.exe /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
cmd.exe /C wevtutil.exe cl Application
cmd.exe /C wevtutil.exe cl Security
cmd.exe /C wevtutil.exe cl System

Finally, the WhiteRose will delete itself from the system. 

As previously stated, WhiteRose appears to be decryptable. So if you become infected, please post a request in our WhiteRose Support & Help topic before paying the ransom.

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IOCs

Hashes:

SHA256: 9614b9bc6cb2d06d261f97ba25743a89df44906e750c52398b5dbdbcb66a9415

Associated Files:

C:\Perfect.sys
HOW-TO-RECOVERY-FILES.TXT

Ransom Note Text:

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| |  | || |    (_)| |         | ___ \                  
| |  | || |__   _ | |_   ___  | |_/ /  ___   ___   ___ 
| |/\| || '_ \ | || __| / _ \ |    /  / _ \ / __| / _ \
\  /\  /| | | || || |_ |  __/ | |\ \ | (_) |\__ \|  __/
 \/  \/ |_| |_||_| \__| \___| \_| \_| \___/ |___/ \___|
                

=====================[PersonalKey]=====================
PpWh3f536rfFjmNhSaUaaV+fAc/hCqLtHujsZ18SdiNH6FzINtYaAOK
9ctyI8AGYf3ltM/XQiZm9LKVT5tyGHuIaKjjg0wxTvJvvovjxD0QBrS
7scZINf8zL9+hPThPy/62rKdEbGrEczf0mBMw7z78lKZsCnTBeEDksn
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=====================[PersonalKey]=====================


The singing of the sparrows, the breezes of the northern mountains and smell of the earth 
that was raining in the morning filled the entire garden space. I'm sitting on a wooden chair next
to a bush tree, I have a readable book in my hands and I am sweating my spring with a cup of 
bitter coffee. Today is a different day.

Behind me is an empty house of dreams and in front of me, full of beautiful white roses. 
To my left is an empty blue pool of red fish and my right, trees full of spring white blooms.

I drink coffee, I'll continue to read a book from William Faulkner. In the garden environment, 
peace and quiet. My life always goes that way. Always alone without even an intimate friend.

I have neither a pet, nor a friend or an enemy; I am a normal person with fantastic wishes 
among the hordes of white rose flowers. Everything is natural. I'm just a little interested 
in hacking and programming. My only electronic devices in this big garden are an old laptop for 
do projects and an iPhone for check out the news feeds for malware analytics on Twitter 
without likes posts.

Believe me, my only assets are the white roses of this garden.
I think of days and write at night: the story, poem, code, exploit or the accumulation 
of the number of white roses sold and I say to myself that the wealth is having different friends 
of different races, languages, habits and religions, Not only being in a fairly stylish garden with 
full of original white roses.

Today, I think deeply about the decision that has involved my mind for several weeks. A decision 
to freedom and at the worth of unity, intimacy, joy and love and is the decision to release white 
roses and to give gifts to all peoples of the world.

I do not think about selling white roses again. This time, I will plant all the white roses 
of the garden to bring a different gift for the people of each country. No matter where is my garden 
and where I am from, no matter if you are a housekeeper or a big company owner, it does not matter 
if you are the west of the world or its east, it's important that the white roses are endless and 
infinite. You do not need to send letters or e-mails to get these roses. Just wait it tomorrow. 
Wait for good days with White Rose.

I hope you accept this gift from me and if it reaches you, close your eyes and place yourself 
in a large garden on a wooden chair and feel this beautiful scene to reduce your anxiety and everyday tension.

Thank you for trusting me. Now open your eyes. Your system has a flower like a small garden; A white rose flower.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
    [Recovery Instructions]
   
	I.   Download qTox on your computer from [https://tox.chat/download.html]
	II.  Create new profile then enter our ID in search contacts
	     Our Tox ID: "6F548F217897AA4140FB4C514C8187F2FFDBA3CAFC83795DEE2FBCA369E689006B7CED4A18E9".
        III. Wait for us to accept your request.
        IV.  Copy '[PersonalKey]' in "HOW-TO-RECOVERY-FILES.TXT" file and send this key with one encrypted file less size then 2MB for
             trust us in our Tox chat.  
             IV.I. Only if you did not receive a reply after 24 hours from us,
	        send your message to our secure tor email address "TheWhiteRose@Torbox3uiot6wchz.onion".
	     IV.II. For perform "Step IV.I" and enter the TOR network, you must download tor browser
                and register in "http://torbox3uiot6wchz.onion" Mail Service)
        V.   We decrypt your two files and we will send you.
        VI.  After ensuring the integrity of the files, We will send you payment info.
        VII. Now after payment, you get "WhiteRose Decryptor" Along with the private key of your system.
        VIII.Everything returns to the normal and your files will be released.
	
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
	
	
What is encryption?

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it,
and those who are not authorized cannot. Encryption does not itself prevent interference,
but denies the intelligible content to a would-be interceptor. In an encryption scheme, the intended information or message,
referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm – a cipher – generating ciphertext that can be read only if decrypted.
For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm.
It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme,
considerable computational resources and skills are required.
An authorized recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key provided by the originator to recipients but not to unauthorized users.
in your case “WhiteRose Decryptor” software for safe and complete decryption of all your files and data.

Any other way?

If you look through this text in the Internet and realise that something is wrong with your files but you do 
not have any instructions to restore your files, please contact your antivirus support.