Chemical Safety Incidents
More Ransomware Decryption Tools
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 11:04 AM gHale
Nine months after the launch of the No More Ransom (NMR) project, more law enforcement and private partners joined the initiative, allowing more victims of ransomware to get their files back without paying the criminals.
The platform is now available in 14 languages and contains 40 free decryption tools.
Since December, over 10,000 victims went on the site and started decrypting their devices because of the free tools.
No More Ransom launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab.
They brought together a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware.
Since the launch, more partners from a global perspective joined the platform.
Statistics show most visitors to the platform come from Russia, the Netherlands, the United States, Italy and Germany.
Available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian, the webpage has now been translated to Finnish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Slovenian, Spanish and Ukrainian. More languages will be available soon.
Also since December, more decryption tools have been added to the platform:
• AVAST: Alcatraz Decryptor, Bart Decryptor, Crypt888 Decryptor, HiddenTear Decryptor, Noobcrypt Decryptor and Cryptomix Decryptor
• Bitdefender: Bart Decryptor
• CERT Polska: Cryptomix/Cryptoshield decryptor
• Check Point: Merry X-Mas Decryptor and BarRax Decryptor
• Eleven Paths – Telefonica Cyber Security Unit: Popcorn Decryptor
• Emsisoft: Crypton Decryptor and Damage Decryptor
• Kaspersky Lab: Updates on Rakhni and Rannoh Decryptors