Posted by - April 19, 2016

You may have read the many articles we have posted referencing ransomwares that have been infecting computers worldwide. Well good news is there is a temporary fix so long as the hackers haven’t patched the hole that the solution exploits. A researcher has developed a tool that allows victims infected with the Petya ransomware to unlock their files for free.

The solution may be one where you need a professional to assist you with as the directions are pretty tech heavy and may be too complicated for most users. To quote Lawrence Abrams, a computer security expert at Bleeping Computer: “To use Leostone’s decryption tool you will need attach the Petya affected drive to another computer and extract specific data from it. The data that needs to be extracted is 512-bytes starting at sector 55 (0x37h) with an offset of 0 and the 8 byte nonce from sector 54 (0x36) offset: 33 (0x21). This data then needs to be converted to Base64 encoding and used on the site to generate the key.”

This is why having a proficient and efficient tech company on your side and at the ready is important so you don’t have to spend time finding help when disaster strikes. Contact Optfinity today to see how we can mitigate these problems before they happen.

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