This story has been updated with new information about the decryptor and a response from Bitdefender.

Antivirus company Bitdefender has released a decryptor for victims of the DarkSide ransomware gang.

The decryptor was publicly posted on the Bitdefender website Jan. 11 and is available for download to all. It can be used by current victims to unlock their systems and data without having to pay a ransom. According to a short blog included with the release, the tool automatically scans and searches for file extensions associated with the encrypted files and decrypts them.

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