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New Locky Ransomware Takes Another Turn

A newly discovered strain of Locky ransomware has been discovered masquerading as legitimate Microsoft Word documents.

New Locky Ransomware Takes Another Turn

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Avast Releases BTCWare Ransomware Decryptor Tool
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 11:15:28 PM »
Avast Releases BTCWare Ransomware Decryptor Tool
24 May 2017, 9:45 pm

While the world was taken by storm by the WannaCry ransomware, there were other strains out there that were doing quite a bit of damage, including BTC ransomware. Thankfully, however, folks from Avast have come up with a decryption tool which is available for free. 

Paying the ransom for any malware that encrypts the files on your computer should never be done, except in dire cases. After all, every time someone pays, the attackers get the incentive to continue doing what they're doing. Victims of the BTCWare ransomware have a way out, however, as the security researchers from Avast built a free decryption tool. 

The BTCWare ransomware began spreading a couple of months ago and thus far five variants have been spotted. You can tell them apart by the extension of the encrypted files:

- foobar.docx.[sql772@aol.com].heva

- foobar.docx.[no.xop@protonmail.ch].cryptobyte

- foobar.bmp.[no.btc@protonma... (read more)

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