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New Decryption Tool Available for Cry128 Strain of CryptON Ransomware Family
2 May 2017, 9:33 pm

The war against ransomware can claim another won battle as a new decrypter has been released for free by Emsisoft. This time, the decrypter works on the Cry128 strain from the CryptON ransomware family. 

Strains from the CryptON ransomware, such as the X3M and Nemesis, started popping up here and there back in December of last year. Security Researchers claim they are all put together using the same builder, which is the software application which automates the process of customizing a malware executable. The Cry128 strain that can now be decrypted with this free tool began appearing on April 22, 2017, so it's rather fresh. 

How does Cry128 work?

Emsisoft researchers state that the CryptON ransomware family generally infects systems via remote desktop service brute force attacks, which allow them to log into the victim's server and execute the ransomware. 

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