SynAck ransomware group releases decryption keys as they rebrand to El_Cometa

The SynAck ransomware gang has released decryption keys for victims that were infected between July 2017 and 2021, according to data obtained by The Record.

SynAck is in the process of rebranding itself as the El_Cometa ransomware gang, and a member of the old group gave the keys to The Record.

Emsisoft’s Michael Gillespie confirmed the veracity of the decryption keys and said they are working on their own decryption utility that they believe will be “safer and easier to use” because there are concerns that SynAck victims may damage their files further using the provided keys.

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Source: ZDNet