1 min read

Bitdefender Offers Free CryptoWall Vaccine

Bogdan BOTEZATU

December 17, 2014

Ad One product to protect all your devices, without slowing them down.
Free 90-day trial
Bitdefender Offers Free CryptoWall Vaccine

Bitdefender, the innovative antivirus software provider, is offering a new freeware utility to protect users against CryptoWall. This family of file-encrypting viruses has been around for less than 5 months and has already extorted more than $1 million and inflicted inestimable damage on users who refuse to pay ransom.

File-encrypting ransomware has become one of the industry’s biggest challenges in 2014. Because of the industry-grade asymmetric encryption algorithm, there is no reasonable way to recover the files without the private decryption key.

“Ransomware is not only technologically challenging for both users and antimalware companies, but its success in extorting money is inspiring other cybercriminal groups to enter the ransomware business,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Cătălin Coșoi. ‚”The tool we are releasing today blocks the encryption process even if the computer becomes infected.”

CryptoWall Immunizer can be downloaded for free from the Bitdefender Labs product page.

tags


Author



Right now

Top posts

BackdoorDiplomacy Wields New Tools in Fresh Middle East Campaign

BackdoorDiplomacy Wields New Tools in Fresh Middle East Campaign

December 06, 2022

1 min read
Side-Loading OneDrive for profit – Cryptojacking campaign detected in the wild

Side-Loading OneDrive for profit – Cryptojacking campaign detected in the wild

October 05, 2022

1 min read
A Red Team Perspective on the Device42 Asset Management Appliance

A Red Team Perspective on the Device42 Asset Management Appliance

August 10, 2022

1 min read
Vulnerabilities Identified in Wyze Cam IoT Device

Vulnerabilities Identified in Wyze Cam IoT Device

March 29, 2022

1 min read
New FluBot and TeaBot Global Malware Campaigns Discovered

New FluBot and TeaBot Global Malware Campaigns Discovered

January 26, 2022

10 min read
Bitdefender Honeypots Signal Active Log4Shell 0-Day Attacks Underway; Patch Immediately

Bitdefender Honeypots Signal Active Log4Shell 0-Day Attacks Underway; Patch Immediately

December 10, 2021

2 min read

FOLLOW US ON

SOCIAL MEDIA


You might also like

SMS Scams Exposed: A Look at Ongoing Campaigns Worldwide SMS Scams Exposed: A Look at Ongoing Campaigns Worldwide
Alexandra BOCEREGAndrei GHINEAMarius TIVADARSilviu STAHIE
15 min read
Real-Time Behavior-Based Detection on Android Reveals Dozens of Malicious Apps on Google Play Store Real-Time Behavior-Based Detection on Android Reveals Dozens of Malicious Apps on Google Play Store
Alexandra BOCEREGRăzvan GOSAAlbert ENDRE-LASZLOAlex BACIUSilviu STAHIE
7 min read
RIG Exploit Kit Swaps Dead Raccoon with Dridex RIG Exploit Kit Swaps Dead Raccoon with Dridex
Mihai NEAGUGeorge MIHALI
1 min read