Security experts have discovered a new malicious software called the Jyos Ransomware, which poses a severe threat to cybersecurity. The Jyos Ransomware is specifically designed to encrypt user data, making it inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom to the attackers for the necessary decryption keys.
Once the ransomware infiltrates a system, it uses a powerful encryption algorithm to lock various types of files, including documents, PDFs, archives, databases, images, audio, and video files. Jyos Ransomware adds a new file extension, '.jyos,' to the name of every encrypted file. Additionally, a text file called '_readme.txt' is created, which contains a ransom note with the hackers' demands.
The Jyos Ransomware is a member of the notorious STOP/Djvu Ransomware family, which is known for its highly destructive attacks on computer systems worldwide. This fact is significant because operators of STOP/Djvu threats often deploy additional threats alongside the ransomware variant. Indeed, the breached devices may also be infected with infostealers like Vidar or RedLine.
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The Victims of the Jyos Ransomware are Extorted for Money
The ransom note displayed to the victims of the attack explains that their data has been encrypted and that the only way to retrieve it is by paying the hackers a ransom. The hackers demand a payment of $980, but they offer to reduce the amount by 50% if the victim contacts them within 72 hours of the attack. To facilitate communication, the ransom messafe suplies two ways to communicate with them - 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com,' which the victims can use to contact the hackers. To prove their ability to restore the victim's data, the ransomware operators offer to decrypt one file for free. However, it is important to remember that trusting cybercriminals is not recommended, as there is no guarantee that they will uphold their end of the agreement.
Make Sure that Your Data and Devices are Protected against Ransomware Threats
To protect their devices from ransomware threats, users can take a few critical measures. First and foremost, it is essential to ensure that their devices have reliable anti-malware software installed and that it is up-to-date. They should also be cautious when downloading attachments or clicking on links from suspicious emails or unknown sources. Using robust, unique passwords and enabling two-factor authentication can also go a long way in preventing ransomware attacks.
Regularly backing up critical data to a secure, offline location can ensure that the data can be recovered in case of an attack. Additionally, keeping their operating system and software up-to-date with the latest security patches can help protect against known vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. Finally, it is essential to educate oneself on the latest threats and to stay vigilant against suspicious activity on their devices. By following these measures, users can help protect their devices and data against ransomware threats.
The full text of the threat's ransom note is:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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