A week has passed since the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware which has already infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide. As affected users are at the brink of losing their important data forever, security experts and researches has released a possible fix to reverse the mess caused by the WannaCry ransomware.
The Possible Fix For Victims Who Haven’t Rebooted Their Computer
French researcher Benjamin Delpy recently released the WanaKiwi, a possible fix for the WannaCry mess based on Quarks Lab researcher Adrien Guinet’s WannaKey tool. The fix are meant for Windows XP and 7 users who haven’t rebooted their computer after getting struck by the ransomware.
The idea behind this that the ransomware will generate an unlock key when it hits the victim’s computer and that key will stay hidden in the memory as long as the computer hasn’t been rebooted. As you run WanaKiwi, the program will start searching for prime numbers (aka the key) in the memory. If you’re lucky enough to have the key found, you’ll be getting your files back.
To learn more about WanaKiwi and WannaKey tool, head on to the GitHub page of Adrien Guinet’s and Benjamin Delpy at the links below: