Kaspersky announces 'death' of Coinvault, Bitcryptor ransomware

14,000 decryption keys unleashed.

The Coinvault and Bitcryptor ransomware are officially dead according to Kaspersky: the alleged authors have been arrested, and all 14,000 decryption keys released allowing victims to avoid paying ransoms to unlock their files.

The ransomware variants infected thousands of machines locking up valuable files and demanding victims pay attackers hundreds of dollars in Bitcoin to have the attack reversed.

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Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/