Ragnarok Ransomware Shuts Down Its Operation And Releases Master Decryptor
The free decrypter, hardcoded with a master decryption key, was released today on the gang’s dark web portal, where the group previously used to publish files from victims who refused to pay.
Ransomware expert Michael Gillespie told BleepingComputer that the Ragnarok decryptor released today contains the master decryption key.
The researcher later confirmed that he was able to decrypt a random file, which makes the utility a master decryptor that can be used to unlock files with various Ragnarok ransomware extensions.
A universal decryptor for Ragnarok ransomware is currently in the works and will soon be released by Emsisoft, a company famed for assisting ransomware victims with data decryption.