2016/11/16 4:00 AM
The master decryption keys for the ransomware, CrySis, has been released to the public, news that will undoubtedly come as a pleasant surprise to those victimized by the malware.
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The decryption keys first became public when a user posted them on a the forums of bleepingcomputer.com. The user, known only as crss7777, posted the decryption keys on the forum at 1 AM Sunday morning.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, who have recently launched an anti-ransomware campaign in conjunction with Intel Security and international law enforcement this summer, quickly added the keys to their Rakhni decryptor — a sort of one-stop shop for ransomware decryption.
There is a large amount of uncertainty regarding why these keys were revealed and how this anonymous contributor even obtained them. However, there are some theories being thrown around that could…