back to article Cryptxxx shipwrecked: Laughing white hats shred latest ransomware

Kaspersky white hats have again ruined the Cryptxxx malware by offering victims a free decryption tool that will unwind all variants of the menace. The infuriating researchers have followed their first decryption effort that busted up the earlier Cryptxxx variant causing VXers to re-write and reissue a patched ransomware …

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  2. ecofeco Silver badge



  3. TeeCee Gold badge

    Try harder.

    What's missing here is Kaspersky really rubbing it in. So a PR like this should read something like; "Yet again, the genius lads at Kaspersky labs have pwned the pathetic little skiddie faggots behind Cryptxxx."

    It's all about reputation down in the sewer.........

    1. NorthernMonkey

      Re: Try harder.

      Well, no, it shouldn't say that, should it?

      I think we all know why.

      1. Graham Dawson Silver badge

        Re: Try harder.

        ... it raises their reputation by comparing them to skiddies?

  4. joeW Silver badge

    Is there anywhere one could chip in to buy these fine people a beer?

    1. Triggerfish

      Was wondering that, maybe buy their software and keep em employed.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Computer says no

    Shove THAT up ya jumper!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cue double, triple, quad agent hats

    This Is only the start. Some white hat will have gone rogue, and vice versa....

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    some stranger contacted me

    rainmaker's quote sounded like the setup for how most people GET malware...

  8. Aodhhan

    Wow, no conspiracy?

    I'm waiting for someone to say something along the lines of: Kaspersky is actually creating the ransomware, then coming up with a solution for PR purposes.

    Nicely done Kaspersky... keep kicking their backsides! well as sponsoring motorsports! :)

    1. joea

      Re: Wow, no conspiracy?

      You mean they're *not*?

  9. earl grey Silver badge

    I can hear Nelson now

    HA HA!

    1. Captain Badmouth

      Re: I can hear Nelson now

      I can hear Norton now :

      Boo-hoo... sob!...

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