Programmer hacks his attacker; releases decryption keys for Mushtik ransomware

Programmer hacks his attacker; releases decryption keys for Mushtik ransomware

“Hey guys, I hacked back this criminal and got the whole database with (Mushtik ransomware) keys.”


The last laugh – it’s something that everyone would like to have. Turns out, a German programmer by the name of Tobias Fromel had it in a very dramatic fashion.


It all started when he was infected by the infamous Mushtik ransomware which has been used to hack publicly exposed devices network-attached devices (NAS) by QNAP since September encrypting user files with an appended .mushtik extension.


The attacker demanded 0.09 Bitcoins making up approximately 670 Euros or $765. Not the best thi ..