Computer users who have been affected by the Dharma ransomware and have held onto their encrypted files can now restore them for free. Researchers have created decryption tools for this ransomware strain after someone recently leaked the decryption keys.Dharma first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis.
It’s easy to recognize files affected by it because they will have the extension: .[email_address].dharma, where the email address is the one used by the attacker as a point of contact.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
On Wednesday, a user named gektar published a link to a Pastebin post on the BleepingComputer.com technical support forum.

The post, he claimed, contained the decryption keys for all Dharma variants.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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