Europol marked the third anniversary of the No More Ranking initiative, showing several statistics, the top point being that the site helped more than 200,000 people recover files after the extortion virus attack.
Since launching in July 2016, the site has registered more than 3 million visitors from 188 countries around the world, and eventually stopped $108 million in ransom demands. The portal added 14 new decryptors in 2019, bringing the total to 109.
“The effort against GandCrab – it is considered one of the most aggressive attacks of the extortion virus last year, it was very successful: since the release of the first version of the GandCrab in February 2018 almost 40,000 people successfully decrypted their files, saving about 50 million dollars in ransom,” – wrote Europol.
No More Ranking is available in more than 35 languages and works by paying 150 partners.
“No More Ranking brings hope to victims, a real window of opportunity, but also sends a clear message to criminals: the international community stands together with one goal, operational successes are and will continue to hold criminals accountable,” said Stephen W., head of Europol ‘s European Centre for Cybercrime (EC3).