Jul 062017
 

Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai report:

Hackers linked to the crippling NotPetya ransomware attack, which encrypts files on infected machines, have proved to Motherboard they have the ability to decrypt some locked files.

Security researchers have spent much of the last week debating whether victims of NotPetya will ever get their files back, with many arguing that the malware was designed to cause disruption rather than generate funds.

After resurfacing online on Wednesday, hackers connected to the NotPetya ransomware are now offering to release a key they say would unlock all files affected by the malware for 100 bitcoins (worth roughly $250,000).

Read more on Motherboard.

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