Bitdefender releases free decrypter for Darkside ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2021

Security firm Bitdefender released a tool that allows victims of the Darkside ransomware to recover their files without paying the ransom.

Good news for the victims of the Darkside ransomware, they could recover their files for free using a tool that was released by the security firm Bitdefender. The decrypter seems to work for all recent versions of the Darkside ransomware.

darkside ransomware

Darkside ransomware first appeared in the threat landscape in August 2020, its operators were distributing it using a ransomware-as-a-service business model.

Like other ransomware gangs, Darkside ransomware operators threaten to leak files stolen from the victims if they don’t pay the ransom.

The group is still active but has yet to publish data of its victims on its leak site.

What will the gang do in the next weeks?

The ransomware author have to review their operations and improve their file encryption process to make the free decryption inefficient.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, ransomware)

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