New Tool Fights Powerful Malware That Holds Your Data Hostage

Encryption is a great way to keep your files safe — but what if it’s used against you? According to the Huffington Post, Ransomware encrypts your data without your approval, which prevents you from accessing it — and the ransomware is a doozy to get rid of. But a new tool released Monday can help. Kaspersky Lab, a software security firm headquartered in Russia, released a “Ransomware Decryptor” to help people fight back against so-called “CoinVault” ransomware, which takes control of data on computers and demands payment to restore access.

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