MarsJoke, the ransomware targeting educational institutions and government agencies, can now be decrypted…
Researchers have found the malware authors who created MarsJoke ransomware did nearly a perfect job, except for one little line of code. This weak line of code allowed researchers to test several variants of decryption keys until a successful one was found. According to ThreatPost, there was an additional layer of security beyond the encryption; however, they found this was easily breakable as well.
MarsJoke ransomware had a massive campaign that went out last week, targeting educational institutions and government agencies. Luckily, these researchers worked diligently to find a solution for potential victims. If you have been hit with the MarsJoke ransomware, and your files remain encrypted, you can use this tool to unlock them, cost free.
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