A coding bug helped researchers build a secret BlackMatter ransomware decryption tool

New Zealand-based cybersecurity company Emsisoft has been quietly helping BlackMatter ransomware victims recover encrypted files, preventing “tens of millions of dollars” in ransom payments and potentially signaling the end of BlackMatter for good. BlackMatter, a successor to the DarkSide ransomware operation responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack, first emerged in July this year and was recently … Continue reading A coding bug helped researchers build a secret BlackMatter ransomware decryption tool