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|FireEye and Fox-IT Announce New Service to Help CryptoLocker Victims|
|Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 02:26:41 PM|
New Site Provides Free Decryption Keys to Those Still Impacted by the Ransomware Following Its Takedown
Milpitas, CA - Aug 6, 2014 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, and Fox-IT, Europe’s leading cyber threat solution provider, today announced DecryptCryptoLocker, a new service assisting victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware. Available immediately for no cost at www.decryptcryptolocker.com, the service can offer help to the users of machines whose files remain encrypted by CryptoLocker.
CryptoLocker is a type of ransomware that typically targeted small enterprises, encrypting the files of computers it infected and giving victims 72 hours to pay the ransom to receive a private key that decrypts their files. Although the Department of Justice has reported that CryptoLocker has been neutralized, many CryptoLocker victims have not been able to decrypt their files. DecryptCryptoLocker is designed to provide users with private keys to allow for the decryption of files that were encrypted by CryptoLocker.
To use the DecryptCryptoLocker tool, users need to:
DecryptCryptoLocker is available globally and does not require users to register or provide contact information.
"We are excited to work with Fox-IT to offer a free resource that can help thousands of businesses affected by the spread of CryptoLocker over the last few months," said Darien Kindlund, director of threat intelligence, FireEye. "No matter the type of cyber breach that a business is impacted by, it is our goal to resolve them and get organizations back to normal operations as quickly as possible."
"The criminals continue to push the boundaries; Fox-IT’s InTELL team and FireEye have shared expertise and investment to deliver a free service that demonstrates there are plenty of good guys who are there to help those who are the victims of the criminals," said Andy Chandler, senior vice president, Fox-IT.