Recently, a dangerous ransomware named ‘Wannacry’ has been affecting the computers worldwide creating the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen. The cyber attack that wreaked havoc across the world, striking everyone from hospitals to police departments to business organizations, had targeted around 200,000 organizations in 150 countries, by Monday afternoon.
The cyber attack appears to have used a flaw in Microsoft’s software, discovered by the NSA and leaked by hackers, to spread rapidly across networks, taking control of a computer or mobile device, locking away files and preventing the user from accessing data on their own device. The only way for the victims to gain access to their data is to pay a ransom via bitcoins to whoever infected their device with that malware.
Have you also faced a ransomware attack so far, where some of your files are no longer accessible? Here are some of the tools and websites you can use to prevent or solve these problems. Some of these sites even offer tools to decrypt what the malware has locked, in case the worst has happened.
1. No More Ransom (Web) – Learn About Ransomware
The “No More Ransom” website is an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and two cyber security companies – Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security. It has come up with the goal to help victims of ransomware, to retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals.
The site believes that it is much easier to avoid the threat than to fight against it once the system is affected. So, it aims to educate users about how ransomware works and what countermeasures can be taken to effectively prevent infection.
Don’t pay these scammers as it is not guaranteed that you can get your data back, the site advises, as it works hard to help you overcome your problem. They have created a repository of keys and applications that can decrypt data locked by different types of ransomware.
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