No More Ransom: New Free Decryption Tools Available

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Since its advent, ransomware has threatened users all across the world. Ransomware families have grown exponentially and are now a major security concern for organizations and individuals alike.

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In light of such rising threat, the European Police agency Europol joined forces with major cyber security companies. The initiative was to launch a worldwide initiative to combat and tackle together the exponential growth of Ransomware used by cyber criminals.

The global fight against ransomware continues tirelessly as the No More Ransom (NMR) project welcomes more than 30 new partners from both the public and private sectors. With more partners joining the fight, more decryption tools have become available, offering new possibilities to victims of ransomware.

No More Ransom

No More Ransom is an anti-ransomware cross-industry initiative to help ransomware victims recover their data. It is an online portal designed to educate and aid people against such attacks.

The site guides users through simple security advice to secure their systems. Along with this, it
provides free decryption tools to help infected users to regain access to their encrypted files or locked systems, without having to pay.

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It has helped more than 10,000 victims regain control of their locked data since December last year. Statistics point that most of these users were from Russia, the Netherlands, the U.S., Italy, and Germany.

More Support

Since its advent, the NMR project has seen overwhelming support. 30 new organisations, including Avast, CERT Polska and Eleven Paths (the Telefonica Cyber Security Unit) have joined in its crusade against ransomware.

The initiative has also welcomed new law enforcement organizations from Interpol, Australia, Belgium, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and Ukraine.

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New and advanced anti-ransomware tools are now available for free. 15 of these newly added decryption tools include:

AVAST:

  • Alcatraz Decryptor
  • Bart Decryptor
  • Crypt888 Decryptor
  • HiddenTear Decryptor
  • Noobcrypt Decryptor
  • Cryptomix Decryptor

Bitdefender:

  • Bart Decryptor

CERT Polska:

  • Cryptomix/Cryptoshield decryptor

CheckPoint:

  • Merry X-Mas Decryptor
  • BarRax Decryptor

Eleven Paths (Telefonica Cyber Security Unit):

  • Popcorn Decryptor

Emsisoft:

  • Crypton Decryptor
  • Damage Decryptor

Kaspersky Lab:

  • Updates on Rakhni and Rannoh Decryptors

Presently, the platform is available in 14 languages and hosts 40 free decryption tools. Previously available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian, it has now added support in Finnish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Slovenian, Spanish and Ukrainian. More languages are expected to be made available soon.


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4 Comments

  1. Paresh says

    Nice, In case people get infected I can point them to this ^^, ++rep
    Regards
    Paresh

    1. Pratyusha Maiti says

      Definitely! Thanks.

  2. Jake ferandes says

    Nice article – better than I was expecting about ransomware.. here you share very informative and useful information..This is a really interesting read.. keep going .

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