Europol, Dutch Police, Intel Security, and Kaspersky Lab have teamed up to launch the 'No More Ransom' scheme, in an effort to fight the threat of extortion by hackers.
The "No More Ransom" initiative sees Europol, the Dutch National Police, Intel Security, and Kaspersky Lab join forces to create a portal that provides keys to unlocking encrypted files, as well as information on how to avoid getting infected in the first place.
At launch, NoMoreRansom.org
contains four tools for unlocking different types of ransomware, including the notorious CryptXXX
, which not only encrypts files on the infected PC but also attacks any files on connected storage devices, steals cryptocurrency wallet funds, and may send sensitive data to cyberattackers, putting victims at further risk of hacking.