Free Decrypter Available for Download for MIRCOP Ransomware
Security Update : Security researcher Michael Gillespie has created a decrypter that can recover files locked by the MIRCOP ransomware, without paying the ransom fee.
The MIRCOP ransomware appeared towards the end of June and had two unique features that made it stand apart from all the ransomware variants discovered each day.
One of them is its ransom note, which uses the masked Guy Fawkes figure, usually employed by Anonymous hackers. The ransom note has a threatening tone and tells the user to return stolen money or face payback, supposedly from the robbed Anonymous hacker.
The second feature was the exorbitant amount of money asked in the ransom note, which was 48.48 Bitcoin (~$ 32,000).
Three days later after Trend Micro and security researcher Nyxbone were revealing the presence o… (read more)