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ESET updates free decryptor for victims of Crysis ransomware

People who have been hit by the Crysis ransomware now have access a free decryptor that will unlock their devices, thanks to the team at ESET.

The company updated its free decrypt tool, which now allows those hit by the Crysis ransomware family (Win32/Filecoder.Crysis) to get their files back.

The Crysis ransomware takes over users’ computers and displays a ransom message similar to the following:

- "Attention! Your computer was attacked by virus-encoder.. bitcoin143@india.com"

- "Your data was encrypted... Do not try to decrypt it - data wil be lost... checksupport@163.com"

- "To restore information email technical support"

- "all your data was crypted to get it back write to helphomeless@india.com"

The ESET decryption tool works with ransomware extensions such as x.tbl, .crysis, .crypt, .lock, .crypted and .dharma.

The master decryption keys were revealed on a forum - the same way that other keys have been released for older versions of the ransomware strains.

ESET says that the Crysis ransomware family only really became strong when its ‘competitor’ TeslaCrypt stopped operating in 2016. The decryption tool has been downloaded more than 50,000 times to free their devices from the two ransomware families.

If you have been a victim of Crysis, you can download the free decryptor and find more information here.  

Are you keen to hear more? We can get you in contact with ESET.

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