No More Ransom: 14 new tools and partner records

Nine months after the launch of the No More Ransom (NMR) initiative, more law enforcement agencies and private sector companies have joined the initiative, allowing more ransomware victims to take the them back without paying the criminals.

The platform is now available in 14 languages ​​and contains 39 free decryption tools. Since our last report in December, more than 10.000 victims from all over the planet will be able to decrypt their "infected" thanks to the tools available for free on the platform.

The No More Ransom initiative was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch police, Europol, Intel Security and Lab, παρουσιάζοντας ένα νέο επίπεδο ς μεταξύ νομικών θεσμών και ιδιωτικών επιχειρήσεων με στόχο να καταπολεμήσουν μαζί τα προransomware. Since its inception, dozens of partners from all continents have participated. This proves that ransomware is a global problem that needs to be addressed.

Platform statistics show that most users come from Russia, the Netherlands, the United States, Italy and Germany.

Until recently, the site was available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian, and has now been translated into Finnish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Slovenian, Spanish and Ukrainian. More languages ​​are expected to be available soon, in an effort to help victims around the world.

New collaborators from the private and public sectors

AVAST, CERT Polska and Eleven Paths (Telefonica Digital Security Unit) have joined No More Ransom as partners, bringing the number of partners to 7.

With 30 new supporting partners also joining the program, the overall total stands at 76. New members to join on the law enforcement side are Australia, Belgium, INTERPOL, Israel, South Korea, Russia and .

Άλλοι ιδιωτικοί φορείς είναι η Acronis International GmbH, η Crowdstrike,  η Cyber Security Canada, η DataGravity, η Deloitte, ο ENISA, η Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), η Japan Cyber Control Centre (JC3), η KUERT Datenrettung Deutschland GmbH, η KÜRT Data Recovery and Information Security Co., η mnemonic AS, η Neutrino S.r.l., η Πορτογαλίας, η Secura Group Limited, η SentinelOne και η Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Υπάρχει επίσης υποστήριξη από την κοινότητα CERT, εκπροσωπούμενη από την AfricaCERT, την BA-CSIRT (CSIRT της Κυβέρνησης του Μπουένος Άιρες), τη Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança, την Ομάδα Αντιμετώπισης Περιστατικών Ασφάλειας Certego, τη Cybersecurity Μαλαισίας και την Συντονιστική Ομάδα Αντιμετώπισης Έκτακτων Αναγκών (JPCERTCC) της Ιαπωνίας.

The arrival of INTERPOL is followed by the 2016 Interpol-Europol Cybercrime Conference, which emphasizes the impact of this practice and user-centered annual joint event.

New tools

Since the latest version, 14 tools have been added to the platform, offering new decryption capabilities for the victims of ransomware programs:

AVAST: Alcatraz Decryptor, Bart Decryptor, Crypt888 Decryptor, HiddenTear Decryptor, Noobcrypt Decryptor and Cryptomix Decryptor

CERT Polska: Cryptomix / Cryptoshield decryptor

Check Point: Merry X-Mas Decryptor and BarRax Decryptor

Eleven Paths – Telefonica Cyber ​​Security Unit: decryptor

Emsisoft: Crypton Decryptor and Damage Decryptor

Kaspersky Lab: Updates for Rakhni and Rannoh Decryptors

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