NoMoreRansom celebrates first year in operation with 100+ partners

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The No More Ransom initiative launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab a year ago reports that today it has more than 100 partners, and a record of decrypting more than 28,000 devices.

The site now carries 54 decryption tools, provided by nine partners and covering 104 kinds (families) of ransomware. So far, these tools have managed to decrypt more than 28,000 devices, depriving cybercriminals of an estimated €8 million in ransoms.

The portal has had over 1.3 million unique visitors. On 14 May alone, during the WannaCry crisis, 150,000 people visited the website.

The No More Ransom platform is now available in 26 languages, with the most recent additions Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tamil and Thai.

Four new law enforcement agencies have also joined from Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong and Iran and No More Ransom now has 109 partners. The most recent additions include: Abelssoft, Ascora GmbH, Barclays, Bitsight, Bournemouth University (BU), CERT.BE, Claranet, CERT PSE, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), ESTSecurity, Fortinet, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), InterWorks, IPA (Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan), KISA (Korea Internet & Security Agency), Munich Re, TWCERT/CC, LLC, University of Porto and vpnMentor.

But Ransomware has continued to grow as a threat with the total number of users who encountered ransomware between April 2016 and March 2017 rising  by 11.4 percent compared to the previous 12 months, from 2,315,931 to 2,581,026 users around the world.

In addition to decryption tools the site carries prevention tips on In a press statement NoMoreRansom urges readers that if you do become a victim of ransomware, it is important not to pay the ransom and report your infection to the police.


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