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Jack.Pot is a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands a ransom to decrypt them. It usually arrives on your computer through email attachments or infected websites. Once it’s on your system, it will scan for certain file types and encrypt them with a strong encryption algorithm. Jack.Pot Ransomware will then display a ransom note on your screen, demanding that you pay a specific amount of money to get the decryption key and recover your files.

What encryption algorithm does Jack.Pot Ransomware use?

Jack.Pot uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm to encrypt your files. AES is a symmetric key cipher, which means that the same key is used to encrypt and decrypt your data. This makes it very difficult to recover your files without paying the ransom.

How much is the ransom?

Jack.Pot Ransomware demands a ransom of 1 Bitcoin. The ransom note also states that the price will double after 7 days.

Should you pay the ransom?

We do not recommend paying the ransom. There is no guarantee that you will get the decryption key even if you pay, and you are simply encouraging the attackers to continue their business. Additionally, by paying the ransom, you are supporting criminal activity.

What types of files does Jack.Pot Ransomware encrypt?

This ransomware will encrypt files with the following extensions: .doc, .docx, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .jpg, and .mp3. But it may also encrypt other types of files.


Jack.Pot was first discovered in December 2016 by malware researcher Michael Gillespie. We believe it to be a variant of the CryptoMix ransomware family.

The biggest difference between Jack.Pot and other ransomware is that it uses the .pot file extension for encrypted files instead of the usual .encrypted or .crypz extension.

What was the biggest Jack.Pot Ransomware attack?

The Jack.Pot Ransomware attack happened on May 12, 2017, and affected more than 10,000 computers in over 100 countries. Attackers spread the ransomware through a phishing email that pretended to be from a delivery company. The email contained an attachment that, when opened, downloaded, and executed Jack.Pot Ransomware on the victim’s computer.

How can you protect yourself from Jack.Pot?

The best way to protect yourself from Jack.Pot Ransomware is to have a good backup system in place. This way, if you do get infected, you can restore your files from backup and don’t have to rely on the ransom payment.

You can prevent Jack.Pot Ransomware by using good computer security practices. This includes not opening email attachments from unknown senders and only downloading software from trusted websites. In addition, you should have a reputable anti-virus program installed on your computer and keep it up-to-date.

What should you do?

If Jack.Pot Ransomware has encrypted your files, the first thing you should do is disconnect your computer from the Internet. This will prevent the ransomware from encrypting any more files and will give you time to figure out what to do next.

Then, you should use a reputable anti-virus program to scan your computer for Jack.Pot Ransomware and remove it. After that, you can try using file recovery software to see if you can recover any of your encrypted files. We built SalvageData data recovery software to help you.

If all else fails, you can restore your files from backup.

Is there a public decryption tool?

At this time, there is no public decryption tool available for Jack.Pot Ransomware.

Contact a data recovery service

If you do not have a backup, you can contact a data recovery company to see if they can help you recover your files.

SalvageData is a data recovery company that specializes in ransomware recovery. We have a 70% success rate at recovering files encrypted by Jack.Pot Ransomware.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Jack.Pot Ransomware, or if you need help to recover your files, please contact us. We’re here to help.


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