Free Key Group ransomware decryptor helps victims recover data


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Researchers took advantage of a weakness in the encryption scheme of Key Group ransomware and developed a decryption tool that lets some victims to recover their files for free.

The decryptor was created by security experts at threat intelligence company EclecticIQ and works for versions of the malware built in early August.

The attackers claimed their malware used “military-grade AES encryption” but the locker uses a static salt across all encryption processes, making the scheme somewhat predictable and the encryption possible to reverse.

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