CryptoLocker Keys Available For Free

I’ve read about this a few places and decided to alert my readers, too.  Security firms FireEye and Fox-IT have a way to possibly decrypt your affected files, if you still have them, without paying the ransom.  In order to check, go to and submit one of your encrypted files for possible decryption.  This is accomplished by running the file through all of the captured private decryption keys that were recovered during Operation Tovar, when some of the CryptoLocker and Gameover servers were confiscated by police.


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