Keygen alert: free password generator released for PETYA ransomware

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The PETYA ransomware is just one of the recent examples of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives until a fee is paid. The advice from the government is not to pay the ransom — or at least not expect to get a decryption key if you do — but a password generator has been created that means you can decrypt your hard drive for free.

While TeslaCrypt 4 boasts ‘unbreakable encryption’, the same cannot be said of PETYA, although the PETYA ransomware does have the irritating habit of overwriting MBRs. This …Continue reading on BetaNews

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