From the last week there was a time of terror in the world due to the Wannacry Ransomware or WannaDecrypt or WCry. The software is asking to pay 300 to 300 bitcoins from the user on which it attacks. Now you do not need to pay any money to to the hackers who released this ransomware.
You can also read some other articles written on WannaCry
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- What to do after you have been Hacked – 10 tips to Minimise a hacking attack
WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool – Recover data free from WannaDecrypt Attack
This article is written for all those who are the victim of WannaCry Ransomware. This Ransomware has locked the data of many Windows users. So if you are one of those victim then you must know that a new decryption tool is released by a french researcher. Now you do not need to pay $ 300 to the attacker via bitcoin.
This Ransomware has affected more than 150 countries in the world. The major countries who are affected by this are India, Britain, Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan & many more. According to a report more than three lac computers are affected & locked and forced to pay ransom in terms of bitcoin. It is termed as the biggest cyber attack of the history.
The solution is given by a French Researcher named Adrien Guinet from Quarkslab has discovered a method to retrieve all the files & get the key of the ransomware.
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Working of WannaCry Ransomware
According to Mr. Guinet Wanncry works on Prime numbers & generates a public key & a private key. for encryption & decryption of the system files.
He also told that the ransomware do not erase the prime numbers before freeing the associated memory & hence he could invent the WannaCry ransomware decryption tool & named it WannaKey. The decryption tool is named as WannaKey by him , which works on the basis of two prime numbers used in the formula for generating encryption key.
WannaCry / WannaKey Decryption Tool
The Wannakey is available for all versions of Windows i.e. Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The only problem is that this tool will work with those computers who have not rebooted the computer after the attack. As after reboot, the associated memory allocated to key is reallocated to another process.
WannaKiwi Decryptor Tool
Fortunately there is one more method given by the researcher named Bejamin Delpy. This is reported by The Hackers New, a tool named WannaKiwi that can unlock the encrypted data.
WannaKiwi is developed on the research done by Guinet & is available to download from GitHub. This also works on all version of Windows & run using the command prompt
All victims have to download the WannaKiwi Encryption Tool from Github & run it using command prompt. The working of this tool is also confirmed Matt Suiche from security firm Comae Technologies. He has provided some demonstrations on how to use WannaKiwi to decrypt your system files.
May be the tool won’t work for all the users due to some dependencies , but still masses will get help to recover their data back from the locked files even from Windows XP , which is now left unsupported by Microsoft.
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