Published on December 22nd, 2016 | by Elpida Tsiaka0
No More Ransom: new partners, new decryption tools, new languages to better fight ransomware
The global fight against ransomware continues as the No More Ransom (NMR) project welcomes more than 30 new partners from both the public and private sectors. With more allies joining the fight, more decryption tools become available, offering new possibilities to victims of ransomware: 32 new decryption tools have been added and are available free-of-charge at www.nomoreransom.org.
In addition, to better assist victims from all over the world, the online portal is now available not only in English, but also in Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Translations into yet more languages will follow soon.
No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. On www.nomoreransom.org, users can find information on what ransomware is and how to protect themselves and, equally important, victims can find tools to help them decrypt their blocked devices for free. So far, nearly 6000 people were able to successfully decrypt their devices without having to pay criminals to do so.
Awareness remains key to preventing ransomware from being successful. Some simple protection measures can prevent a lot of harm:
- Always have a back-up system in place so a ransomware infection can’t destroy your personal data forever;
- Use robust antivirus software to protect your system from ransomware;
- Keep all the software on your computer up to date and literally trust no-one, as any account can be compromised.
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