Police: culprit behind Coinvault-ransomware is possible in the Netherlands




The police have evidence that the culprit behind the Coinvault-ransomware is possible in the Netherlands. The police claims that along with Kaspersky has a set of keys held by Coinvault which encrypted files are to release.

According to the High Tech Crime Team of the police, there are concrete signs that the offender may be in the Netherlands, but arrests have not been performed yet. The police does not exclude that this still happens in the foreseeable future. The investigation into the Coinvault malware, which late last year for the first time appeared , would have picked up steam as a company and an individual police alerted to the attack and handed over a possible crime scene.

The police states that the person or persons behind the Coinvault-malware specifically targeted at Netherlands. There are approximately seven hundred systems known to which the ransomware encrypts files. There are also hundreds of infections in Germany and the US

In cooperation with security firm Kaspersky Labs says the High Tech Crime Team hand have managed to impose a series of decryption keys. These can be used to transfer files that have been encrypted by the unlock ransomware. Victims can via a web site to see how a computer can be released. Kaspersky also provides them the necessary decryption application and provides background information about ransomware and how infected computers can be cleaned up after unlocking.


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