Detailed Technical Analysis Report of New Variant of Jigsaw Ransomware Detailed Technical Analysis Report of New Variant of Jigsaw Ransomware
Malware Analysis | 08/27/2018

Detailed Technical Analysis Report of New Variant of Jigsaw Ransomware

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New Variant of Jigsaw Ransomware Overview

Jigsaw is a part of the ransomware family. This is a new variant of Jigsaw ransomware, recently found by the security researcher. It encrypts the victim machine by using the AES encryption method. This variant is not much different from the previous variant which we analyzed a few months back.

This ransomware targets 100+ File extensions whereas in the previous version it only targets 15 File Extensions.

In this new Variant, It appends the filename of the affected file by adding .FuckedbyGhost whereas in the previous version it appends the filename by adding .fun extension in the last. As per the ransom note, this ransomware will delete some files in every hour if the user didn’t pay the ransom amount on time.

This ransomware demands 30$ through bitcoins at following bitcoin address: 12XE5ncLCxDcXPAXWuTd3JentLZNCF3a47

Whereas, in the previous version it demands 100$ at following bitcoin address: 1Hd3tU8MDmuVotMgGJTJ7svzvPey6bfUgm

Similar read, Detailed Technical Analysis Report of Ryuk Ransomware



Technical Analysis of New Variant of Jigsaw Ransomware

File Name: Jigsaw.exe


File Type: .EXE

Spread Via:  Not Known Yet.

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Detail Description of Jigsaw Ransomware with Screenshots

On execution of this ransomware it first gets & set the %appdata% path & copy itself into at following location:




Thereafter, it creates the Autorun entry in the registry so, that at each boot time it gets self-started.


HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run          cRe.exe=C:\Users\admin.admin-PC\AppData\Local\mİCROSs\Mic.exe



Configuration Info

Figure 1 Configuration Information


As per the above configuration code, this ransomware generates the fake error message of Dot Net Framework 4.5.1 Requirement.

Fake Dot Net Message

Figure 2 Fake Dot Net Requirement

This ransomware targets 117 file extensions:
























































































































This ransomware appends the affected filename by adding .Fuckedbyghost in the last & shows the ransom screen that contains the Welcome Message with Countdown Time.

Ransom Note

Figure 3 Ransom Message Screen

The victim can easily restore the files by going back to the old restore point because this ransomware doesn’t delete any Volume Shadow Copies.

Every time this ransomware creates the different decryption key & then it tries to connect their C&C (Command & Control) server to check whether the payment has been done or not.

As per the ransom note victim has demanded 30$ in the form of bitcoins at following bitcoin address:


On closing the ransom note screen, it shows the following message to the user.

 Bad Decision

Figure 4 Bad Decision Pop Up


Associated File Names & Hashes:

File Name




Associated File Paths:




Associated Registry:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run          cRe.exe=C:\Users\admin.admin-PC\AppData\Local\mİCROSs\Mic.exe

Associated Bitcoin Address:


A quick demonstration of something similar, Detailed Technical Analysis Report of Total Wipe Out Ransomware would be interesting as well. 

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