Vaccine for CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt Ransomware Released

March 29, 2016

Romanian security vendor Bitdefender has updated its vaunted anti-ransomware vaccine to add support for the latest versions of the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt ransomware families currently ravaging users all over the globe.

The Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware toolkit has been around for some years now, ever since crypto-ransomware started to become popular and users understood that once locked, recovering the files was almost impossible without paying the crook’s ransom fee.

Luck also plays a role if the ransomware contains encryption flaws that allow security researchers such as Fabian Wosar to create decryptors for various variants. But these situations are very rare, and often found in smaller, newly appeared ransomware families, not older trialed and tested variants.

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