A new way to fight back when hackers take your data hostage
“But a new initiative called No More Ransomware may offer a glimmer of hope for victims. The project, a collaboration among Europol, the Dutch National Police and cybersecurity firms Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, launched a website last month featuring tools that can help some victims decrypt their data without paying off the criminals.
The site offers four decryption tools, each designed to help unlock data from different strains of ransomware. Once a user has removed the original source of the malware, which can be done using common anti-virus programs, the tools will try to unlock the files using digital keys known to be used in some versions of ransomware.”