ECTEG joins Europol and 170 partners in the fight against ransomware

ECTEG joins the No More Ransom project, a global anti-ransomware initiative

ECTEG, The European Cybercrime Training and Education Group, is joining as a supporting partner of No More Ransom (NMR) a non-commercial and non-political public-private partnership between law enforcement and industry leaders launched in July 2016. Its central governance is currently managed by the four founding members: Europol, the High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ Police, McAfee and Kaspersky.

A new No More Ransom website has been launched to mark the project’s fifth year. Modern and more user-friendly, the new home of the Crypto Sheriff offers updated information on ransomware, as well as advice on how to prevent a ransomware infection.

The decryptors available in the No More Ransom repository have helped more than six million people to recover their files for free to this date. This prevented criminals from earning almost a billion euros through ransomware attacks. Currently offering 121 free tools able to decrypt 151 ransomware families, it unites 170 partners from the public and private sector. The portal is available in 37 languages.