Security software company Avast has released a free decryptor for the BianLian ransomware strain to help victims of the malware recover locked files without paying the hackers.
The availability of a decryptor comes only about half a year after increased activity from BianLian ransomware over the summer of 2022, when the threat group breached multiple high-profile organizations.
Avast’s decryption tool can only help victims attacked by a know variant of the BianLian ransomware.
If the hackers are using a new version of the malware that researchers have yet to catch, the tool is of no help at the moment.
However, Avast says the BianLian decryptor is a work in progress, and the ability to unlock more strains will be added shortly.
For more details on the operation of BianLian ransomware, check out this SecurityScoreCard report on the strain published in December 2022.