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Security Firm FireEye Offers a Free Cure for CryptoLocker Victims

Victims of the infamous ransomware CryptoLocker now have some relief in the form of a free decryption tool that frees their files held ransom. FireEye and security research firm Fox IT have released a tool called DecryptoLocker which provides a private key that’s able to decrypt files encrypted by CryptoLocker. Users simply need to upload a file encrypted by CryptoLocker and the site will email the user a private key used for decryption. In a blog post Kyle Wilhoit and Uttang Dawda from FireEye explain that this tool is possible because an international law enforcement effort called Operation Tovar was able to commandeer key servers

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