Avast is an associate partner of the No More Ransom Project, providing free ransomware decryption tools.
The No More Ransom Project, which we joined in April as an associate partner, is celebrating its one year anniversary today. The initiative was launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab and today there have more than 100 partners.
Mass ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petna show that ransomware is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. During the time of the WannaCry outbreak, 150,000 people visited the No More Ransom website. At Avast, we detected 1,750,000 WannaCry attacks in 159 countries, 20,000 Petna attacks in 32 countries. Apart from these massive outbreaks, we also protected millions of our users from traditional ransomware attacks.
No More Ransom carries 54 decryption tools, provided by 9 partners, covering 104 families of ransomware. As an associate partner, Avast has contributed 9 of its 20 decryption tools to the project. Our decryption tools were downloaded more than 130,000 times.
The No More Ransom platform is now available in 26 languages, with the most recent language additions are Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tamil and Thai.
We look forward to continuing our work with No More Ransom and seeing their project grow.
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