Good News: REvil Ransomware Victims Get Free Decryptor
Gov Info Security
Mathew J. Schwartz
Score one for the good guys in the fight against ransomware: Anyone who fell victim to REvil, aka Sodinokibi, crypto-locking malware before July 13 can now decrypt their files for free.
On Thursday, antivirus vendor Bitdefender released a free decryptor for REvil, which first began operating in April 2019.
The free decryptor is also available for download via the No More Ransom project, which is a public-private collaboration involving multiple private security firms, as well as Dutch cybercrime police and the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, Europol.
The operating instructions...