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.
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.
Working as a cyber security solutions architect, Alisa focuses on application and network security. Before joining us she held a cyber security researcher positions within a variety of cyber security start-ups. She also experience in different industry domains like finance, healthcare and consumer products.