Security firms help Cryptolocker malware victims get their files back

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Daniel Cooper
August 6, 2014 8:34 AM
Security firms help Cryptolocker malware victims get their files back

Remember Cryptolocker? It was a clever but terrible piece of malware that encrypted files on your PC, charging you a ransom to get them back. The leader of the gang behind to be behind the software is now awaiting trial, but that won't help around 500,000 people who still can't get at their prized documents. That's where FireEye and Fox IT, two of the companies who helped take the gang down, come in. Using the seized databases, the pair have built Decrypt Cryptolocker, a web portal where you supply your email address and one encrypted file, and it'll give you a recovery program and master key that'll restore control of your files.

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Security firms help Cryptolocker malware victims get their files back