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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:17 PM

Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free
The technique is not exactly straightforward, but it works.

Lucian Constantin
IDG News Service

Apr 11, 2016 10:14 AM

Security experts have devised a method that allows users to recover data from computers infected with the Petya ransomware program without paying money to cybercriminals. Petya appeared on researchers' radar last month when criminals distributed it to companies through spam emails that masqueraded as job applications. It stood out from other file-encrypting ransomware programs because it overwrites a hard disk drive's master boot record (MBR), leaving infect

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