There is a new bully on the block – a Jigsaw ransomware. Unlike its older cousins that encrypt the data files on the infected computers, demanding ransom for encrypting the files, this nasty little beast takes it a step further: if your machine is infected, Jigsaw creates copies of all the files, and deletes the originals, demanding ransom. Some other types of ransomware threaten to delete files, and if you do not cooperate, the Jigsaw Ransomware deletes files every hour.
Now would be a good time to remember when did you do your last data backup, right?
Is it possible to decrypt the files affected by Jigsaw? Yes. Visit this page on bleepingcomputer.com for more information on decryption process for Jigsaw:
Don’t want to get hit by ransomware? Be Proactive!
There is a way the Ransomware now being used to sabotage not just individuals but companies and organizations, and IT professionals should approach this issue on a large scale of the organizations, being proactive about computer network security.
Make sure to have a good anti-virus system in place (may we recommend ESET). Keep it up-to-date, make sure it does not expire and leave you unprotected – and update virus definitions on time, making sure it protects you from the latest threats.
Maintain a full, daily backup of your data OFF-SITE so that IF you do get hit with ransomware, you can recover all your files without having to pay the ransom (remember to backup all of your off-site PCs, laptops, remote office and 3rd-party software data stored in cloud apps, too).
powersolution.com practices in depth defense utilizing multiple anti-malware layers and vendors; however, no vendor can guarantee 100% effectiveness against all malware. End-user behavior is essential in the fast-evolving fight with malware.
We are committed to providing continued excellent support to meet your business needs. Please contact powersolution.com at 201-493-1414 with any questions about security of your computer network.