FireEye and Fox-IT Announce New Service to Help Cryptolocker Victims

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 06, 2014 02:01 am PST

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, and Fox-IT, Europe’s leading cyber threat solution provider, have announced Decryptolocker, a new service assisting victims of the Cryptolocker ransomware. Available for free immediately at, the service will offer help to the estimated half a million systems of which a minimum of 137,000 machines remain infected.

Cryptolocker is a type of ransomware that typically targeted small enterprises, giving them 72 hours to pay the ransom in Bitcoins or risk losing their intellectual property or data. Although the Department of Justice has reported that Cryptolocker has been neutralized, it is still a threat as part of the criminal infrastructure it utilized remains in tact.

To use the Decryptolocker service, victims will need to:

1) Identify a single, non-sensitive Cryptolocker-encrypted file that they believe does not contain sensitive information.

2) Upload the encrypted file to the Decryptolocker portal.

3) Wait to receive a private key from the portal and a link to download and install a
decryption tool that can be run locally on their computer.

4) Run the decryption tool locally on their computer, using the provided private key, to
decrypt all of the encrypted files on their hard drive.

Decryptolocker is available globally and does not require users to register to use it.

“We are excited to work with Fox-IT to offer a free resource will help thousands of businesses affected by the spread of Cryptolocker over the last few months,” said Darien Kindlund, FireEye’s Director of Threat Intelligence. “No matter the type of cyber breach that a business is impacted by, it is our goal to resolve them and get organizations back to normal operations as quickly as possible.”

“The criminal’s continue to push the boundaries; Fox’s InTELL team and FireEye have shared expertise and investment to deliver a free service that demonstrates there are plenty of good guys who are there to help those who are the victims of the criminals,” said Andy Chandler, Senior Vice President, Fox-IT.

For more information on Decryptolocker, please visit our blog: decryption.html.

About FireEye, Inc.

fireeyeFireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,200 customers across more than 60 countries, including over 130 of the Fortune 500.

About Fox-IT

Fox-ITFox-IT, headquartered in Delft in the Netherlands, the company is privately owned and has been in business for over 15 years. With a business mission statement of “for a more secure society” Fox-IT has portfolio of Innovation business units including Cryptography, Forensics and DetACT, Fox’s real-time behaviour analytics solution for all web and mobile traffic. The Business Unit working with FireEye is InTELL, the leading Global Threat Intelligence platform which has customers across the Globe including 3 of the Top 5 Banks in the World.

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