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Andrew Sanders

Title

Security Researcher Trolls Ransomware Author

Summary

Not all ransomware is created equal. A security researcher was able to use a leaky connection between a ransomware variant and its C&C server to steal back ransomware encryption keys and help numerous victims. Although incidents like this are fairly rare, it's a promising ray of sunshine in a year when the news about ransomware is mostly bad.

Author

Andrew Sanders

Links

  • http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/epic-fail-ransomware-keys-go-for-sale-to-researcher-who-already-has-them/