A researcher with the France-based Quakslab, Adrien Guinet, has found a way to retrieve the encryption key off the WannaCrypt ransomware. Yes, this dude can get that WannaCry menace off your computer without having to pay the $300 ransom the damn ransomware demands.
Guinet, a security researcher, has developed an application, WCry, that steals the decryption key right out of the ransomware memory in the affected system. Before you get too excited, the WCry decryption tool only works on Windows XP, and only if the PC has not been rebooted since being infected or the memory not been overwritten.
Guinet posted the WCry key on GitHub and is available for free. On the readme note accompanying the app, Guinet writes, “This software has only been tested and known to work under Windows XP. In order to work, your computer must not have been rebooted after being infected. Please also note that you need some luck for this to work (see below), and so it might not work in every case!”
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