The developer of HildaCrypt Ransomware has decided to release the Ransomware decryption keys. These keys allow all the victims of malware to recover their files for free.
When a new ransomware or variant is discovered, it is common for researchers to post it on Twitter. This week, the GrujaRS researcher discovered a new variant of ransomware and identified it as a STOP variant.
Last night, the ransomware developer contacted the researcher to tell him that the identification was incorrect because it was in fact a variant of HildaCrypt Ransomware.
Following this announcement, the developer decided to release the main decryption keys for ransomware.
After giving the keys, Michael Gillespie confirmed that he was correct and released a decryptor.
For those who want the keys or create an encryption application, they can have from here.
According to the malware developer, HildaCrypt Ransomware was only developed for fun and "was really an educational thing".
The developer also said it will likely halt the development of ransomware and focus on engaging in more legitimate efforts by the cyber security community.