Researcher Open Sources WannaKey Tool That Cracks WannaCry Ransomware Encryption

It’s more than a week since WannaCry ransomware started causing panic among the internet community. However, as time passes, more and more security researchers across the world are coming up with fixes for the WannaCry ransomware.Earlier, it was a researcher who accidentally created a kill switch for the ransomware. Now, another researcher named Adrien Guinet has found a cure to fix a computer encrypted by the ransomware. He didn’t land up on the method accidentally and his fix only works for machines running Windows XP, still, it’s a relief.Also Read: Is Russia Really Fighting WannaCry Ransomware By Spraying Holy Water On Computers?Guinet was able to crack the encryption in his lab by finding the prime numbers that constitute the RSA private key used by WannaCry ransomware.

Source: Researcher Open Sources WannaKey Tool That Cracks WannaCry Ransomware Encryption

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