New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games

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New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games
Botnet Jigsaw
Malware
Botnet/malware group
Exploit kits
Services
Feature Encrypt files, Erase files
Distribution vector
Target
Origin
Campaign
Operation/Working group
Vulnerability
CCProtocol
Date 2016 / 2016-04-19
Editor/Conference TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog
Link http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/jigsaw-ransomware-plays-games-victims/ (Archive copy)
Author Jasen Sumalapao
Type Blogpost

Abstract

The evolution of crypto-ransomware in terms of behavior takes a step forward, and a creepy one at that. We have recently encountered a nasty crypto-ransomware family called JIGSAW. Reminiscent to the horror film Saw, this malware toys with users by locking and deleting their files incrementally. To an extent, it instills fear and pressures users into paying the ransom. It even comes with an image of Saw’s very own Billy the puppet, and the red digital clock to boot.

Bibtex

 @misc{Sumalapao2016BFR4935,
   editor = {TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog},
   author = {Jasen Sumalapao},
   title = {New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games},
   date = {19},
   month = Apr,
   year = {2016},
   howpublished = {\url{http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/jigsaw-ransomware-plays-games-victims/}},
 }