Ransomware rescue kit released to combat criminal enterprise

A rescue kit designed for security professionals and system admins has been released to eradicate ransomware infections.

A ransomware removal and rescue kit has been released to give businesses an alternative to paying a fee to unlock encrypted files.

Ransomware is a particularly nasty malware family which has risen in popularity in recent times. Often infecting computers through phishing campaigns and malicious links, the malware locks systems and displays a message -- often masquerading as police or an intelligence agency -- and accuses the victim of illegal activities. The notice demands payment in a certain timeframe in order to provide a key to unlock a system and its files -- which may or may not work.

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