The ProLock ransomware doesn’t tell you one important thing about decrypting your files

Graham Cluley reports that if you find yourself in the situation where your files have been locked up by ProLock ransomware, there’s something to keep in mind when considering whether you should pay the ransom demand to get the decryption key promised by the attackers:

What the hackers don’t tell you – let’s be generous, perhaps because they’re not aware themselves – is that there’s a bug within ProLock’s decryption code.

And, according to a “Flash” alert distributed by the FBI to companies earlier this month, ProLock’s decryptor can actually corrupt files as it tries to decrypt them


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