FireEye and Fox-IT Announce New Service to Help CryptoLocker Victims
New Site Provides Free Decryption Keys to Those Still Impacted by the Ransomware Following Its Takedown
FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, and Fox-IT, Europe’s leading cyber threat solution provider, today announced DecryptCryptoLocker, a new service assisting victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware.
CryptoLocker is a type of ransomware that typically targeted small enterprises, encrypting the files of computers it infected and giving victims 72 hours to pay the ransom to receive a private key that decrypts their files. Although the Department of Justice has reported that CryptoLocker has been neutralized, many CryptoLocker victims have not been able to decrypt their files. DecryptCryptoLocker is designed to provide users with private keys to allow for the decryption of files that were encrypted by CryptoLocker.
To use the DecryptCryptoLocker tool, users need to:
- Identify a single, CryptoLocker-encrypted file that they believe does not contain sensitive information.
- Upload the non-sensitive encrypted file to the DecryptCryptoLocker portal.
- Receive a private key from the portal and a link to download and install a decryption tool that can be run locally on their computer.
- Run the decryption tool locally on their computer, using the provided private key, to decrypt the encrypted files on their hard drive.
DecryptCryptoLocker is available globally and does not require users to register or provide contact information.
"We are excited to work with Fox-IT to offer a free resource that can help thousands of businesses affected by the spread of CryptoLocker over the last few months," said Darien Kindlund, director of threat intelligence, FireEye. "No matter the type of cyber breach that a business is impacted by, it is our goal to resolve them and get organizations back to normal operations as quickly as possible."
"The criminals continue to push the boundaries; Fox-IT’s InTELL team and FireEye have shared expertise and investment to deliver a free service that demonstrates there are plenty of good guys who are there to help those who are the victims of the criminals," said Andy Chandler, senior vice president, Fox-IT.
For more information on DecryptCryptoLocker, please visit the FireEye blog.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.
Fox-IT, headquartered in Delft in the Netherlands, is privately owned and has been in business for over 15 years. With a business mission statement of "for a more secure society" Fox-IT has portfolio of Innovation business units including Cryptography, Forensics and DetACT, Fox-IT’s real-time behaviour analytics solution for all web and mobile traffic. The Business Unit working with FireEye is InTELL, the leading Global Threat Intelligence platform which has customers across the Globe including 3 of the Top 5 Banks in the World.
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