A lot of money has already been made with the Darkside extortion Trojan. The game has now come to an end. Researchers have developed a decryption tool, which is available for free and is supposed to release the encrypted files again.
Bitdefender found the solution
Bitdefender security researchers have found the solution. They must have come across a flaw in the encryption and have developed a tool that can restore access to the files. This means that paying a ransom to the cybercriminals is no longer necessary. It is not known how the decryption works, but it is supposed to work with all versions of the ransomware that are currently in circulation. The researchers‘ decryption tool „Bitdefender Decryption Utility for DarkSide ransomware“ is also already available for download.
Darkside is still active
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