In late may 2016 it was reported that the developers behind the Teslacrypt ransomware had decided to shut down and had released the master decrytion key,
It is not know what persuaded them tot take this action although, on releasing the master decryption key, they also said that there sorry.
There are now a number of free online tools available that will decrypt files encrypted by Teslacrypt, as well as tutorials on how to use them.
Despite this piece of good news, it is tempered by the fact that there are numerous new forms of ransomware being released every week for which there are no decryption keys available.
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Thanks to the Gloucestershire Police for alerting us to this information.
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