"During our joint investigation we have obtained data that can help you to decrypt the files being held hostage on your PC," Kaspersky says.
Now all you have to do is subscribe to Kaspersky. Or if you choose to not subscribe, you get nothing.
The Coinvault and Bitcryptor ransomware are officially dead according to Kaspersky: the alleged authors have been arrested, and all 14,000 decryption keys released allowing victims to avoid paying ransoms to unlock their files. The ransomware variants infected thousands of machines locking up valuable files and demanding …
Well, yes. Kapersky services their customers as they should.
I don't think Kapersky have a lock on the keys, btw. Now that they are available I imagine others could produce similar tools. Kapersky are simply the fastest off the block with building this into their software and their company did some of the initial work examining CoinVault so helped bring this about.
But yes, Kapersky Labs wont be emailing a tool to resolve this to random people who aren't their customers, you are right.
Seems Kaspersky is only good at take downs in Russia if the majority of victims are comrades. If the victims are outside of the motherland,well then,big bear shrugs. Sounds unfair but I did the research,and they write about other malware, that others discovered first. Never seem to find the bad guys attacking outsiders. And before you bitch, provide proof .
Kapersky Labs were the ones who unearthed the Equation Group and their work. And that is some of the most sophisticated malware ever written (if not THE most sophisticated). If they can find that, why do you look for conspiracies for them to defeat far less sophisticated attacks? Or is it actually your contention that Kapersky and the NSA are "working a little too closely". Because that would be the only way your statement stood up.
What's with the "throw enough mud" crowd here today. No evidence, barely any logic, but hey, let's all attack Kapersky because you know... Russian.