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Koolova ransomware decrypts your files for free if you read two security articles

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NewsHubWe’ve seen a high number of ransomware in the past year, each with their own nuances, but with a common purpose: encrypt files and demand money from the victim. While many opt to not pay, some still decide to risk it and pay the cybercriminals to have their files decrypted.
Today, a new variant of the infamous crypto-malware has been discovered. Discovered by security researcher Michael Gillespie , ‘Koolova’ is a new in-development ransomware. Once a victim’s system has been encrypted, it will display a ransom note claiming itself to be the nice version of the Jigsaw ransomware.
Why is it claiming to be that, you ask? Instead of demanding a large amount of money from victims, it will only ask the victim to read two articles regarding computer security and staying safe on the internet. One of these is Google’s ” Stay safe while browsing ” blog post, while the other is Bleeping Computer’s ” Jigsaw Ransomware Decrypted: Will delete your files until you pay the Ransom.

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