January 31, 2023

The victim of the virus-extortionist programmer hacked virus developers

The German programmer who fell victim to the ransomware virus decided to take revenge on the attackers and hacked the base data of hackers in which keys for decrypting files were stored.

German programmer Tobias Fremel (TobiasFrömel) was the victim of hackers who infected his computers with a ransomware virus that encrypted important Fremel files. The programmer had to pay for decrypting the files, but, unsatisfied with this state of affairs, he hacked the database of intruders and downloaded the keys necessary for decryption. Thus, he is able to help other victims of the ransomware virus.

“I hacked them and got a complete database withwith the keys, here it is ... Yes, I know that it is illegal, but he also used already compromised servers, so I'm not the bad guy in this situation. But all this is really sad, I gave 670 euros to this criminal, ”Tobias Fremel wrote on the BleepingComputer forum.

Tobias posted a database with keys fordecryption, and also wrote instructions for using the program to decrypt files. At the same time, he left the address of his Bitcoin wallet for those who want to thank the programmer financially.

Recently it became known that hackers broke into the systems of the Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera and demand a ransom in bitcoins for unlocking.