Researchers have discovered that TeslaCrypt contains an inherent design flaw which has granted an avenue for the development of free decryption tools.
Security researcher Lawrence Abrams explained in a blog post this week that a number of former victims and researchers have been working together for the past month to exploit a flaw in TeslaCrypt's encryption key storage algorithm. While this was kept quiet to prevent the malware's creator catching on and patching the flaw, now TeslaCrypt 3.0 has been released, the group have decided to release their findings.
The design flaw affects TeslaCrypt and variants of TeslaCrypt 2.0, giving victims of these strains the hope of decrypting their machines and files without giving in to the malware creator's demands.
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