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TeslaCrypt closes down...Releases master decryption key

In a surprising move...The TeslaCrypt ransomware developers have have stopped distributing TeslaCrypt and released their master decryption key to the public.  Various TeslaCrypt decryptor tools have been updated to include this key permitting anyone who gets compromised with TeslaCrypt a way of decrypting their data without paying the ransom.

Further information can be found in the ESET blog post.

-- Rick Wanner MSISE - rwanner at isc dot sans dot edu - http://namedeplume.blogspot.com/ - Twitter:namedeplume (Protected)

Rick

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Please consider changing "EMET" to "ESET"
1PW

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Oops! Fixed.
Rick

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ISC Handler
I first read about this in another article:
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/05/19/end-of-teslacrypt/

They also linked a very interesting previous article of theirs:
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/12/id-ransomware/

I haven't tried it myself but if it is what it says it is it might merit its own blog post.
Ulrik

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