NoMoreRansom Campaign

NoMoreRansom Campaign

Ransomware is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime. It prevents or limits users from accessing their systems or devices, unless they pay a ransom.  However, by paying, victims encourage the criminals to ask for more money, without actually regaining access to their files. This is why you should never pay.  

Law enforcement, IT security companies and other partners have joined forces to make such criminal business models unprofitable. Launched in July 2016, No More Ransom (NMR) is an online portal providing helpful resources for victims of ransomware. 

Users can find information on what ransomware is, how it works and, most importantly, how to protect themselves. Remember: if you become infected, do not pay the ransom. Instead, visit right away to check if there is a decryption tool available free of charge.

The decryptors available in the No More Ransom repository have helped more than six million people to recover their files for free. 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.

Want to learn more? Check out the No More Ransom key figures /hyperlink/.

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.

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The best way to stay healthy is not to get sick. That obvious statement also applies to ransomware attacks. Anyone can be a target – individuals and companies of all sizes. So, what can we do?

  • Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices.
  • Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you?
  • Beware of attachments in emails.
  • Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date.
  • If you become a victim, do not pay! Report the crime and check No More Ransom for decryption tools.

For the full picture: read all the prevention advice on the No More Ransom website.