Ransomware Recovery Expert Scams Victims and Turns Out to be Nothing More than a Bitcoin Middleman

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Organizations falling victim to ransomware look for any way to ensure they get their files back. One Belasurian businessman promises decryption but is merely conning victims out of more money.

You’ve just become the next victim of a ransomware attack. Your company policy is to not pay the ransom. Backups don’t appear to be able to get it done. So, you search on the web for anyone that can decrypt files… and stumble upon “Dr. Shifro” – a Russian-based business that claims to be the only company that specializes in decrypting files, urging users to call.

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