No More Ransom: Five successful years combating ransomware


BRATISLAVA — ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, celebrates the fifth anniversary of No More Ransom — a joint initiative started in 2016 by law enforcement and IT security companies to help victims of ransomware restore their files. Having joined the initiative in 2018, ESET has offered the public five of its ransomware-related tools, which have already helped over 25,000 people. Every year, ESET technologies detect millions of instances of attacks resulting in ransomware. ESET’s brute-force attack protection technology has been a very successful defensive mechanism, which between January 2020 and April 2021, effectively detected and blocked around 55 billion attack attempts on close to 1 million of ESET’s clients. Furthermore, over 300,000 internet users downloaded one of ESET’s publicly available ransomware remediation tools. Since its inception, the No More Ransom repository of decryptors has helped more than six million people to recover their files for free. This has prevented criminals from earning almost a billion euros through ransomware attacks. Currently offering 121 free tools able to decrypt 151 ransomware families, No More Ransom unites 170 partners from the public and private sectors. In addition, a new No More Ransom website is available with a more modern and user-friendly experience in 37 languages, updated information on ransomware, as well as advice on how to prevent compromise by ransomware. For more information about how to fight ransomware read ESET’s ransomware paper and for more information on ESET solutions see the website.


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