CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days.

The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file shares on your servers) and then tell you that you have 72 hours to pay the ransom and get the encryption key which allows you to unlock / decrypt your files. If you don’t pay up, the key is supposedly deleted and all hope is lost.

However, thanks to an effort by FireEye and Fox-IT’s InTell, there is a service that victims can go to online, upload an encrypted file,  and get the encryption key to unlock your files – FREE OF CHARGE….

Before you get your hopes up, it is important to note that there are a plethora of CryptoLocker variants and not all supported.

Go check the DecryptCryptoLocker site here:

https://www.decryptcryptolocker.com/

Good luck!

If you need assistance with security issues for your business in the Greenville or Upstate SC area, please do not hesitate to call upon Homeland Secure IT at 864-990-4748

 

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