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FireEye, Fox-IT launch free service to combat Cryptolocker ransomware Print E-mail
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Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography FireEye and Fox-IT have launched a free tool to assist victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware. Announced on Wednesday, the new service, dubbed DecryptCryptoLocker, is available for free to assist those impacted by the CryptoLocker ransomware. CryptoLocker is Windows-based malware that arrives on a system through means including phishing campaigns and watering hole attacks. The malware then aggressively infects the machine -- and in some cases, backups if mounted to such a system -- and encrypts the user's files. An onscreen timer then demands payment within 72 hours, typically around $300. If the victim pays up, they are sent a private key to unlock their files.

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