Over the past three years, the website of No More Ransom was visited by 3 million users and allowed to save $108 million in ransom to the victims of 109 ransomware.
After three years, No More Ransom confirms the success of the initiative that aims at helping victims of ransomware.
The No More Ransom was launched by the Dutch Police along with security firms Kaspersky, and McAfee, but now has more than 150 partners.
The website includes 89 decryptors that could allow decrypting for free files encrypted by 109 pieces of malware.
Europol estimated that the No More Ransom project have helped over 200,000 victims of ransomware that saved a total of $108 million, but many experts believe that the above saving is underestimated.
According to the Europol, the decryptors for the GandCrab ransomware available through the website of the project allowed to save $50 million alone. Most of the tools available on the website have been created by security firms and experts like Emsisoft, Avast, Bitdefender, CERTs, and the online community Bleeping Computer.
Emsisoft, for example, released 32 decryption tools for 32 strains of ransomware.
Who are the visitors of No More Ransom website?
Visitors came from 188 countries all over the world, most of them from South Korea, the US, the Netherlands, Russia, and Brazil.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.