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TeslaCrypt has been knocked down to the fifth most common ransomware family, accounting for less than 0.1% prevalence, after its creators released its master decrypt key, which will release all files that it has ever locked. 

TorrentLocker has taken over the fourth position, with just under 0.25% while CryptoWall, Locky, and Cerber round off the top three, with 41.04%, 34.36%, and 24.17%, respectively (as reported by Fortinet, a US-based cyber security firm). 

However, it is rumored that the TeslaCrypt authors have since created the above-mentioned Cerber, ransomware that actually reads the ransom note out loud to its victim, and has successfully infected not only US and Japanese users, but is spreading worldwide. 

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