A set of free ransomware decryption tools has helped 2,500 people rescue their data, depriving cyber-crooks of more than €1.35 million in ransom.
The tools -- part of the No More Ransom project -- were launched three months ago by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security, and Kaspersky Lab.
During the first two months, more than 2,500 people have managed to decrypt their devices without having to pay criminals, using the main decryption tools on the site (CoinVault, WildFire, and Shade), Europol said. On average 400,000 people visit the website every day.
"This has deprived cybercriminals of an estimated €1.35 million in ransoms," said Europol.