Jackpot ransomware actively spreading in the wild
The SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team observed reports of a new variant family of Jackpot ransomware [Jackpot.RSM] actively spreading in the wild.
The Jackpot ransomware encrypts the victim’s files with a strong encryption algorithm until the victim pays a fee to get them back.
The ransomware adds the following files to the system:
- %App.path%\ [Name]. < .Coin >
- %App.path%\ payment request.txt > recovery instruction
Once the computer is compromised, the ransomware runs the following commands:
The ransomware encrypts all the files and appends the Coin extension onto each encrypted file’s filename.
After encrypting all personal documents, the ransomware shows the following picture containing a message reporting that the computer has been encrypted and to contact its developer for unlock instructions.
SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team provides protection against this threat via the following signature:
- GAV: JACKPOT.RSM (Trojan)
This threat is also detected by SonicWall Capture ATP w/RTDMI and the Capture Client endpoint solutions.