The support of the Greek Police has since today a website which has been created by Europol’s European Police Service for the protection and assistance of Internet users against the ransomware that blocks and infects computer systems.
Ransomware is a category of sophisticated malware that is installed in the computer systems of Internet users and encrypts their files. Subsequently, the perpetrators demand that ransom be paid by users in order to give them the key to decrypt their files.
This Europol initiative, entitled “No More Ransom”, includes the creation of the website, https://www.nomoreransom.org/, which has also been translated into Greek and today is supported by the Electronic Crime Police.
As reported by the Police, due to the wide range of infections and the large increase in the number of victims of extradition, on 25 July 2016 Europol’s European Cybercrime Center EC3, in cooperation with public and private bodies, launched the website operation, including among others:
- decryption tools available for certain forms of redundancy offered by participating partners free of charge to citizens,
- prevention tips for online users to avoid their victimization, and…
- direct links to the law enforcement websites of the States participating in the initiative, in order for victims to report offenses against them.
The initiative is supported by more than one hundred law enforcement authorities in different countries (EU and non-EU members) and a large number of private companies and organizations.
It should be noted that for any problem faced by citizens with regard to leniency, they may address the Electronic Crime Prosecutor’s Office or the local police services.
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