Tripping over EDA2 Backdoor Threshold

Lawrence Abrams describes for Bleeping Computer a not-all-that-common happy ending (at least for the moment): Pompous Ransomware Dev Gets Defeated by Backdoor.

The story concerns a scammer who borrowed the open-source EDA2 ransomware on which to base his ransomware, took advantage of the opportunity to lecture his victims while assuming bragging rights to which he was not entitled, since a backdoor in EDA2 allowed recovery of the decryption keys. Unfortunately, some of his victims have already paid the ransom for their particular decryption keys.

David Harley


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