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Why is Ransomware booming? New versions are released every day

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The Jigsaw ransomware creators do not seem to stand back even after the Jigsaw decryption tool was released. How to stop ransomware? They became even more aggressive and are currently creating new versions of this virus, such as CryptoHitman or Payransom ransomware.

These viruses work by the same principle: they encrypt the files on the infected computer using a sophisticated cipher and then ask the victim to pay a considerable amount of money for the ability to access these files again.

Recently, computer security experts have found another variant of this ransomware. What differs in this version, though, is the extension that this virus adds to the encrypted files. Previously, Jigsaw has been known to display .afd, .paybtcs, .fun, .kkk, .gws or .btc file extensions instead of the regular ones. Now the encrypted files feature .PAYMS extension. Otherwise, the program seems unchanged.

The criminals also demand a $150 USD ransom and set a timer for the victim to make the payment. Luckily, these new adjustments were quickly examined and the virus researchers managed to come up with the decryption tool for this Jigsaw variant as well.

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