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Companies Flock to Kaspersky-Backed ‘No More Ransom’ Initiative

PRESS RELEASE — Woburn, MA – April 5, 2017 - Nine months after the launch of the No More Ransom (NMR) project, the initiative is continuing momentum with 76 supporting partners and the platform now available in 14 different languages, containing 39 free decryption tools.

Since the last announcement in December 2016, more than 10,000 victims from all over the world have been able to decrypt their affected devices using the tools made available free of charge on the platform.

No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. Since the launch, dozens of partners from all continents have joined. This shows that ransomware is a worldwide problem that needs to be, and will be, fought together. Statistics show that most visitors to the platform come from Russia, the Netherlands, the United States, Italy and Germany.

Previously available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian, the website has now been translated to Finnish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Slovenian, Spanish and Ukrainian. More languages are expected to be made available soon in order to better assist victims across the globe.{ad}

New private and public partners

AVAST, CERT Polska and Eleven Paths – Telefonica’s Cyber Security Unit are joining No More Ransom as associate partners, bringing the number of associates to seven. With 30 new supporting partners also joining the program, the overall total is now 76 supporting partners.

New to join from the law enforcement side are: Australia, Belgium, INTERPOL, Israel, South Korea, Russia and Ukraine; others are Acronis International GmbH, Crowdstrike, Cyber Security Canada, DataGravity, Deloitte, eco – Association of the Internet Industry (eco e.V.), ENISA, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), the Japan Cyber Control Centre (JC3), KUERT Datenrettung Deutschland GmbH, KÜRT Data Recovery and Information Security Co., mnemonic AS, Neutrino S.r.l., Portugal Telecom, Secura Group Limited, SentinelOne and Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

There is also a strong support from the CERT community, represented by AfricaCERT, BA-CSIRT (CSIRT of Buenos Aires City Government), Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança, Certego Incident Response Team, Cybersecurity Malaysia and the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERTCC).

The arrival of INTERPOL follows on from the INTERPOL-Europol Cybercrime Conference 2016, highlighting the impact of this practical, user-focused and driven annual joint event.

New tools

Since the last release, 15 tools have been added to the platform, offering new decryption possibilities to the victims of ransomware:

  • AVAST: Alcatraz Decryptor, Bart Decryptor, Crypt888 Decryptor, HiddenTear Decryptor, Noobcrypt Decryptor and Cryptomix Decryptor
  • Bitdefender: Bart Decryptor
  • CERT Polska: Cryptomix/Cryptoshield decryptor
  • Check Point: Merry X-Mas Decryptor and BarRax Decryptor
  • Eleven Paths – Telefonica Cyber Security Unit: Popcorn Decryptor
  • Emsisoft: Crypton Decryptor and Damage Decryptor
  • Kaspersky Lab: Updates on Rakhni and Rannoh Decryptors

More information and prevention tips are available on www.nomoreransom.org.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.


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