Security experts at Emsisoft released a free decryptor for the Hacked Ransomware. The Hacked Ransomware was first spotted in 2017, it appends
Experts observed a large number of infections, the malicious code pretends to be a windows update, it displays a fake Windows Update screen while encrypting a victim’s files.
In 2018, the popular malware researcher Michael Gillespie discovered a weakness in the encryption process that allowed the expert to create a decryption tool.
Victims of the Hacked Ransomware can download the decrypt_HKCrypt.exe executable from the Emsisoft website.
“This ransomware also leaves ransom notes in English (@readme_English.txt or How_to_decrypt_files.txt), Spanish (@Readme_Spanish.txt), and Italian (@Leggimi_decrypt_Italian.txt). “
Victims have to launch the program with administrative privileges, once executed the
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