Deadbolt ransomware: Police tricked ransomware gang into handing over its decryption keys. Here’s how they did it

Police tricked a ransomware gang into handing over decryption keys, providing victims with the ability to unlock their encrypted data for free.

Working alongside cybersecurity company Responders.NU, the Dutch National Police obtained 150 decryption keys from ransomware group Deadbolt.

With the decryption keys now in the hands of law enforcement, some victims of Deadbolt ransomware attacks can retrieve encrypted files and servers without the need to pay cyber-criminal extortionists.

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Source: ZDNet