If your company has been unfortunate to be infected with Ransomware, there is an interesting website you could try first. The “No More Ransom” website is an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and two cyber security companies – Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security – with the goal to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals.
You can find the site and various decryption tools here
It is great to see industry leading technology firms and the governmental organizations working together on such initiatives and tools. This shows how serious and widespread the Ransomware threat has become.
While this tool might be able to decrypt some Ransomware, it is be no means a savior in all cases, especially when you consider how many new variants are being released per week and in some cases 80,000 new cases of infections per single Ransomware per day!
Prevention is better than cure
Technology can go a long way to blocking Ransomware (90%) before it hits your users who are your last line of defense. If they have been trained and are aware of the risks and how these attacks happen they could click no instead of yes, therein avoiding a outbreak within your company.
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