Cybersecurity firm Avast has released a decryption tool for Babuk ransomware that allows victims to recover their files for free. The decryptor was created using the leaked source code and decryption keys.
Babuk is a Russian ransomware, its source code was leaked, along with some of the decryption keys, in September 2021.
The Babuk Locker operators halted their operations at the end of April after the attack against the Washington, DC police department. Experts believe that the decision of the group to leave the ransomware practice could be the result of an operational error, it was a bad idea to threaten the US police department due to the information that it manages.