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Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims.

Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around since May last year.

The extortion crew targets organizations in education, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and government; the crooks’ most high-profile attack to date has been against the British Library. The gang is thought to be linked to the Vice Society criminal group, and it’s known to lease out malware and infrastructure to affiliates for a cut of the proceeds.

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