A particularly vindictive individual or group of hackers has released a new crypto-ransomware named Jigsaw, after the killer in the Saw horror films. It not only encrypts the files on your computer, but also sets a timer and deletes more files every hour that the user delays paying the ransom. The malware targets over 120 file extension types. Once activated, a screen with Billy the puppet (Jigsaw’s mouthpiece in the Saw films) tells the victim in either English or Portuguese that they have 24 hours to pay a bitcoin ransom of between $20-$200 (£14-£140) in order to decrypt their files.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times