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Posted on: 29 Aug 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Wildfire ransomware doused!

 
 

A team of anti-malware experts and police have doused wildfire ransomware that has affected users in Belgium and the Netherlands. This ransomware moves around in spam messages. It will demand upto 1.5 bitcoins for the files to be decrypted.

The security researchers have uploaded 1,600 decryptions keys and there are still more to come. This ransomware bust was a joint effort between McAfee and parent company Intel, Europol’s EC3 cybercrime division and also the dutch police.

The group has earned $79,481 (£60,240) over the last month and infected 5,309 machines.

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