In a novel approach to ransom demands, a new ransomware calling itself ‘NitroRansomware’ encrypts victim’s files and then demands a Discord Nitro gift code to decrypt files.
While Discord is free, they offer a Nitro subscription add-on for $9.99 per month that provides additional perks, such as larger uploads, HD video streaming, enhanced emojis, and the ability to boost your favorite server, so its users enjoy extra functionality as well.
When purchasing a Nitro subscription, users can apply it to their own account or buy it as a gift for another person. When gifting, the purchaser will be given an URL in the format https://discord.gift/[code], which can then be given to another Discord user.
Source: Bleeping Computer