A new ransomware variant called Jigsaw has come to light today, and it threatens and then deletes the user's files if the ransom note is not paid in due time, or when the victim reboots their computer. The way this ransomware reaches infected computers is currently unknown.
What is known is that once the ransomware's payload is launched into execution, it will target 226 different file types, encrypting their content with an AES algorithm and appending the .fun extension at the end of each file name. Once this operation finishes, the ransom note is displayed on the user's screen, showing the infamous Jigsaw character.Read more
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