Ragnarok ransomware gang has released the master key that can decrypt files locked with their malware.

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.

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Source : therecord.media
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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.

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