1.    11 Apr 2016 #1
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    Petya ransomware encryption system cracked


    Petya ransomware victims can now unlock infected computers without paying.

    An unidentified programmer has produced a tool that exploits shortfalls in the way the malware encrypts a file that allows Windows to start up.

    In notes put on code-sharing site Github, he said he had produced the key generator to help his father-in-law unlock his Petya-encrypted computer.

    The malware, which started circulating in large numbers in March, demands a ransom of 0.9 bitcoins (£265).
    Petya ransomware encryption system cracked - BBC News
    Last edited by Borg 386; 14 Apr 2016 at 05:43.
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #2
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    YES!
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  3.    12 Apr 2016 #3
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    Cool.
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  4.    13 Apr 2016 #4
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    Yep, score one for the good guys
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  5.    13 Apr 2016 #5
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    It would be nice if law enforcement could trace the money trail. I would like to see the people that do this go to jail.
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