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Ransomware developers apologize and release master key to victims

The creators of ransomware program TeslaCrypt, which encrypted files for games including Minecraft and Call of Duty , have apparently issued an apology for their actions, and even released a master key to the encrypted files, the BBC reports. Security firm Eset saw the apology and obtained the key. The company has since built a tool to decrypt … Continue reading “Ransomware developers apologize and release master key to victims”

The creators of ransomware program TeslaCrypt, which encrypted files for games including Minecraft and Call of Duty , have apparently issued an apology for their actions, and even released a master key to the encrypted files, the BBC reports.

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Security firm Eset saw the apology and obtained the key. The company has since built a tool to decrypt files held for ransom by the program.

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Steven Melendez is an independent journalist living in New Orleans.

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