August 17, 2017
Victims of LambdaLocker ransomware can now get their files back for free using a decryption tool released as part of the No More Ransom initiative.
The scheme was launched last year, with the goal of bringing law enforcement and private industry together to fight file-locking malware.
No More Ransom recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and now offers over 50 decryption tools for use against more than 100 ransomware families.
Now cybersecurity researchers at Avast Antivirus have added a decryption tool for LambdaLocker to the portal, allowing victims to retrieve their files without paying the 0.5 Bitcoin ($2,200) ransom that attackers demand in exchange for the cryptographic key.
LambdaLocker first appeared in January and uses a combination of AES-256 and SHA-256 ciphers to encrypt victims’ files, making them inaccessible and adding the extension ‘.lambda_l0cked’.