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27 Jul, 2022
Europol Offers 136 Free Tools to Save Encrypted Files Against Ransomware: A good cure for Ransomware

Europol offers over a hundred free decoding tools to help release detainee files from cyber criminals in order to protect organizations and individuals from the ever-increasing peril of Ransomware. The No More Ransom portal at present offers 136 free tools for 165 ransomware forms, including Gandcrab, REvil/Sodinokibi, Maze/Egregor/Sekhmet, and others, with gratitude to Europol, the Dutch National Police (Politie), and IT security businesses. Around 188 governmental and private sector firms have connected the initiative, contributing new decryption tools for the most recent strains of malicious malware on a daily basis.

On Tuesday, No More Ransom celebrates its sixth anniversary and provides solutions for unlocking encrypted files as well as clues for avoiding infection at the initial phase. Europol commence the effort, which first cover four tools for breaking several varieties of ransomware and was only available in English. According to the officials, six years later, No More Ransom provides 136 free tools for 165 ransomware strains.

To date, this scheme has helped over 1.5 million users successfully decrypt their devices without any payment to any agencies. Furthermore, to help the victims of ransomware around the world, the program is available in 37 languages.

Few preventive measures are as follows:

The best cure for ransomware is still watchful prevention.

  1. Always try to keep a backup of your devices’ data on a regular basis.
  2. Never click any unknown links from unknown sites/sources.
  3. Even if any attachments appear important and legitimate, never open attachments from unknown senders.
  4. Make sure your security software and operating system are up-to-date.
  5. Always protect your all user accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA).
  6. Always have a keen look at the export of company data to third-party file exchange platforms.
  7. Do not pay any money if you become a victim! Report immediately to the cyber cell department and seek decryption tools at No More Ransom.

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