Free decrypter released for Avaddon ransomware victims… aaand, it’s gone!

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A Spanish student released a free decryption utility that can help victims of the Avaddon ransomware recover their files for free.

Published on GitHub by Javier Yuste, a student at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, the AvaddonDecrypter works only in cases where victims have not powered off their computers.

Unfortunately, the threat actors noted the report of the free decryptor and fixed their code so that the free tool will not help new victims.

Read more on ZDNet.

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