New Jigsaw ransomware deletes increasing number of files every hour

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We’ve just posted the following news: New Jigsaw ransomware deletes increasing number of files every hour[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/04/jigsaw-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Security researchers have discovered a new type of ransomware that not encrypts but also deletes files every hour until the victim pays the ransom of $150 in Bitcoin. It’s the first time a ransomware variant of this type has been discovered.

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[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2772122]We’ve just posted the following news: New Jigsaw ransomware deletes increasing number of files every hour[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/04/jigsaw-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

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Why do people still go to those black-sites or use programs they can’t verify is clean or legit? But seems like people still click on email spams to get themselves caught in Ransom-wares again. This goes to show human stupidity is long lasting.


#3

I think, apart from the ‘already burned’ performing further interesting acts suitable for human behavioral research, most think it only happens to others and ‘I was only…’ is in my experience the reasoning.

In this case they are lucky since a decrypter is available, but what puzzles me is that they don’t do backup. They read about malware weekly, still fails base one :confused:

I think I have reached a conclusion of sorts though :wink:

  1. there is absolutely no limit to human stupidity.
  2. human stupidity will outlast human intelligence by a split second.
    The list is expandable :iagree:

:bigsmile::p:bigsmile:


#4

Xercus, I don’t think most people read about malware. If they did, they’d probably make smarter desicions, and avoid getting infected in the first place. To most people, a virus is that scary thing from that Hollywood movie. That’s what viruses are to many non-techies: scary mysterious things that probably have little to do with real life. And, since these people get their “facts” from old “hacker” movies, they probably have absolutely no chance of learning anything useful, since most movies, TV shows, etc. seem to be made by people who have yet to figure out what these odd “computer” things are.