New Jigsaw Ransomware variant with the .PAYMS Extension

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A new Jigsaw Ransomware variant was discovered today by security researcher Michael Gillespie that encrypts a victim’s data and then appends the.payms extension to them. The ransomware then requires a ransom payment of $150 USD in the form of bitcoins to decrypt your files. Thankfully, Michael was able to update his Jigsaw decryptor to handle this variant.

PAYMS Variant

With Jigsaw being sold on dark web markets for $139 USD, we are seeing a constant stream of variants being released. For those who become affected by this ransomware, you can use the instructions in this article get your files decrypted for free.