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We Are Anonymous Jigsaw Ransomware Variant Discovered


A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware has been discovered by Michael Gillespiethat uses a new Anonymous themedbackground for the ransom note. Though there has been a previous variant of Jigsaw that includeda Guy Fawkes mask, this new one implies that Anonymous is involved with the ransomware. The ransom screen's background now states "We are Anonymous. We Are Legion. We do not forget. We do not forgive. Expect us.".The good news is that Jigsaw continues to be easily decrypted and Michael's Jigsaw Decryptor has been updated to decrypt this variant.

This variant of Jigsaw will encrypt your data using AES encryption and then demand $250 USD in bitcoins to get your files back. When first started, the ransomware will install itself to%UserProfile%AppData\Local\MS\app_roaming.exe, create an autorun called Microsoft Defender,and pretends to be the Microsoft Defender program. It will then display an alert stating that a scan has been initiated.

In the background, the ransomware...(continued)

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