JJLF Ransomware

Posted: January 13, 2021

JJLF Ransomware Description

The JJLF Ransomware is a threatening file-locker meant to encrypt essential files found on your computer. After it encrypts a file, the threat will rename it by adding a new extension – '.[JamesGouldiHip@yahoo.com].<VICTIM ID>.JJLF.' In addition to this change, the malware also will create a ransom message called '#README_JJLF.rtf.' The latter file contains a message from the criminals behind the attack and reveals their intentions. According to the message, JJLF Ransomware's authors are asking to receive a significant ransom payment, and they promise to provide a decryption tool only after the money is transferred to their account.

The JJLF Ransomware may be spread via fake downloads and update packages, as well as under the disguise of pirated software and games. It is a safe measure to stay away from the aforementioned types of files, as well as to strengthen further your network's security by investing in a reputable anti-malware software suite.

Recovering from JJLF Ransomware's attack is not an easy task at all because this file-locker is not unlockable through free decryption tools. It uses an encryption routine identical to the one seen in the Matrix Ransomware and, unfortunately, neither of these threats are decryptable. JJLF Ransomware's authors use the emails jamesgouldihip@yahoo.com, johnpennegzz@aol.com, and lindahunter474@gmail.com. We advise you not to contact them because they will not help you unless you agree to pay some dollars via Bitcoin. Instead of trying to purchase a decryption utility from them, you should run an anti-malware tool to dispose of the threat. Once you finish this, you can restore the files from a backup or experiment with other reputable data recovery tools.

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