Decrypted: Alpha Ransomware accepts iTunes Gift Cards as Payment
If you’re a victim of Alpha Ransomware asking for iTunes Gift cards for payment. This is your lucky day, the folks from Beeping Computer and other people mentioned below provides a free tool for decryption.
A new ransomware called Alpha Ransomware was discovered and analyzed this week by Katja Hahn, S!Ri, MalwareHunterTeam, and Michael Gillespie. This ransomware encrypts your data with AES-256 encryption and then demands $400 USD in the iTunes Gift Cards in order to get your files back. Thankfully a decryptor for this infection was able to be created due to a discovered flaw.
Read the complete article with instruction on how to run the program and clean up your laptop/desktop including ransom notes.
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