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Decryption tool available for TeslaCrypt ransomware that targets games

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    Some users whose computers have been infected with a ransomware program called TeslaCrypt might be in luck: security researchers from Cisco Systems have developed a tool to recover their encrypted files.

    TeslaCrypt appeared earlier this year and masquerades as a variant of the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware. However, its authors seemed intent on targeting gamers in particular.

    Once installed on a system, the program encrypts files with 185 different extensions, over 50 of which are associated with computer games and related software, including user-generated content like game saves, maps, profiles, replays and mods.

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