The decryption tool repository ‘No More Ransom’ or ‘No more Ransom’ in Spanish, An initiative launched by Europol to combat ransomware attacks has saved people from ransom demands of $ 632 million since 2016.
According to the announcement published by Europol, the repository is celebrating its fourth anniversary. For the past four years The repository has brought together more than 4.2 million visitors from 188 countries thanks to a collection of tools from 163 partners.
The initiative’s website lists 100 different tools that cover 140 different ransomware families.
Covers a wide range of ransomware decryptors
The biggest contribution to the project is the malware laboratory Emsisoft, which has contributed 54 tools so far.
Brett Callow, a threat analyst at Emsisoft, said this to Cointelegraph The project has helped a large number of people recover their data “without having to pay the ransom and that means less money in the pockets of cybercriminals”:
“The project also helps people restore data that would otherwise be permanently lost. Losing things like wedding photos and videos of baby’s first steps is obviously heartbreaking for people, and it’s an important part of what No More Ransom does to help them get these things back. “
On May 12, the international crime fighting organization, Interpol has partnered with cybersecurity company Kaspersky to launch a campaign called “Anti-Ransomware Day”.. The date is set for the third anniversary of the most significant ransomware attack to date, WannaCry.