Avaddon ransomware shuts down and releases decryption keys

The_King

Level 7
Aug 2, 2020
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The Avaddon ransomware gang has shut down operation and released the decryption keys for their victims to BleepingComputer.com.

This morning, BleepingComputer received an anonymous tip pretending to be from the FBI that contained a password and a link to a password-protected ZIP file.

This file claimed to be the "Decryption Keys Ransomware Avaddon," and contained the three files shown below.
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After sharing the files with Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft and Michael Gillespie of Coveware, they confirmed that the keys are legitimate.

Using a test decryptor shared with BleepingComputer by Emsisoft, I decrypted a virtual machine encrypted today with a recent sample of Avaddon.
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