Ransomware attacks have been on the rise lately. Although for many – and large – attacks we do not know the slightest (especially when it comes to the reputation of an organization or a business, early in the year it was reported that a Hollywood hospital paid $ 17,000 in bitcoins to hackers to decrypt its files.
Another University in Canada paid $ 20,000 to the attackers for the same reason. However, if you thought the issue was only for businesses, you are wrong, since ransomware and attackers do not discriminate. In March, it introduced a new type of ransomware that encrypts entire hard drives, and ransomware was also found in the popular Mac application called Transmission.
To help companies and individuals who have fallen victim to ransomware, Interpol together with the Dutch police and in collaboration with Kaspersky and Intel have created a website called No More Ransom , featuring a range of detection and decryption tools. , as well as tips on how to protect your data from ransomware.
Users can even upload files, and check if any of the 160,000 decryption keys in their database can be used. Although you may not be able – if you are a victim – to recover your files before doing anything, it is not bad to visit the site.