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PwndLocker Ransomware Gets Pwned
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PwndLocker is a strain of ransomware that encrypts a victim’s data and then asks for payment in BTC ranging from $175,000 to over $660,000 depending on the size of the network. Emisoft analyzed the malware and a flaw was found by Fabian Wosar that enabled the files to be decrypted without paying the ransom. If a victim requires help in getting their files back they must submit the ransomware executable to Wosar, however since the executable deletes itself when it’s ran, it is difficult to obtain a copy of it. To combat this, a recovery tool can be used or the computer could be searched for a temporary copy of the file.
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