Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 22
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Today marks the third anniversary of the No More Ransom, initiative that has helped more than 200 000 victims of ransomware recover their files free of charge since it was first launched in July 2016. With visitors from 188 countries, the project has become a one-stop shop for the victims of ransomware, registering already over 3 million individual visits in its short life span. Thanks to the cooperation between more than 150 partners(1), the criminal business model behind ransomware has been severely hit since the initiative was launched, resulting in some $108 million profit prevented from going to the wrong pockets.
With 14 new tools added in 2019, the portal can now decrypt 109 different types of ransomware infections – a number that keeps growing on a monthly basis. The efforts against GandCrab – considered to be one of the most aggressive ransomware attacks last year, epitomizes such a success: Since the release of the first GandCrab tool in February 2018, nearly 40 000 people have successfully decrypted their files, saving roughly $50 million in ransom payments.
The portal, initially released in English, is available in 35 other languages. English, Korean, Dutch, Russian and Portuguese feature as the top 5 languages, followed by French, Chinese, German, Spanish and Italian, which represents the global nature of the threat.

Read the test here: No More Ransom: 108 million reasons to celebrate its third anniversary
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 22
Verified
The “No More Ransom” website is an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and McAfee with the goal to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals.
Originally Kapersky was also a founder of this project, but stopped for political reasons: They have now their own website.
No More Ransom: The No More Ransom Project
Kaspersky website: Free Ransomware Decryptors - Kaspersky