In a turn of events wrapping up this week, Ransomware creators release their master key for decrypting files, for those who don’t know Ransomware, just with a quick google search, you might faint and try to wake up, to quickly update your antivirus, but they is no need anymore, because the previously so called bad guys in the security world, have grown a conscious and have politely released the masterkey’s to their popular destructive money ransoming tool.
GOOGLE: “Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction”.
The creators of malware known as TeslaCrypt unexpectedly handed over the master key so anyone with locked down files can regain access. The malware largely targeted gamers, and relevant files required for popular games. In some cases, it requested up to $1,000(R15,628.90) to restore access to the files, according to the BBC1.
Researchers from security firm ESET, having retrieved the master code along with a single line apology, then made a free decryption tool, so don’t reach for that bitcoin wallet to make a payment just now. read more.
Of course, this project being closed could just be the result of it no longer being profitable enough to bother with any more, rather than its creators turning over a new leaf. You can dream though, eh.