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Today, Locker ransomware dev decrypted everyones files for free


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 10:14 AM

On May 30th, the Locker ransomware developer apologized for his "mistake" and released a list of the all private encryption keys for it's victims. With this release he also apologized for encrypting everyones files and promised to automatically decrypt all infected users on June 2nd.
 

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True to their word, On June 2nd the issued a command to have the Locker ransomware automatically decrypt a victim's files for free. Unfortunately, in order for the decryption to take place, the victim would still have needed to be running the infection.
 

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When the files are decrypted, the infection will display a message that states:
 

I'm sorry about the encryption, your files are unlocked for free. Be good to the world and don't forget to smile :)


For those, who have already removed the infection, Nathan Scott has released a Locker decrypter that can decrypt your files even if you do not know your bitcoin address.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 03:45 PM

I'm sorry about the encryption, your files are unlocked for free. Be good to the world and don't forget to smile :)

 

Anyone else have a flashback to Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other," or was that just me?


Edited by TriggerJinxed, 03 June 2015 - 03:46 PM.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. ~Stephen Hawking




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