Petya ransomware victims can now unlock infected computers without paying.
An unidentified programmer has produced a tool that exploits shortfalls in the way the malware encrypts a file that allows Windows to start up.
In notes put on code-sharing site Github, he said he had produced the key generator to help his father-in-law unlock his Petya-encrypted computer.
The malware, which started circulating in large numbers in March, demands a ransom of 0.9 bitcoins (£265).
Petya ransomware encryption system cracked - BBC News
- Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
- Computer type
- System Manufacturer/Model
- It's a Dell, Dude.
- Intel Caffinated Core Duo
- Father is bored too.
- 4 GB
- Graphics Card(s)
- NVidia something-or-another
- Monitor(s) Displays
- 24" HD TV/Monitor/Alternative Dimensional Viewing Portal
- Screen Resolution
- Fuzzy after a couple drinks
- Hard Drives
- 2 or 3, depending on if it's a night they're arguing about having a "split personality crisis" because I partitioned the drive.
- Don't get on my case....man
- Scotch on the rocks on the weekends..
- Mad Catz Cyborg V7. Or maybe Cyborg Catz Are Mad At V7's??? I know it lights up...far out.
- currently being stalked by the cat...
- Internet Speed
- Never fast enough...
- Defeated by Mario...wait...OH...BRowser...