Decryption tool for Akira ransomware available for free

Free Akira ransomware decryptor released for victims who wish to recover their data without paying extortionists

There’s good news for any business which has fallen victim to the Akira ransomware. Security researchers at anti-virus company Avast have developed a free decryption tool for files that have been encrypted since the Akira ransomware first emerged in March 2023. The ransomware has been blamed for a number of high profile attacks – including ones against universities, financial institutions, and even a daycare centre for children. Organisations hit by the Akira ransomware soon realise that they have a problem – many of their data files have been renamed to add the extension .akira, their…

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Source:TripWire – Graham Cluley