Security experts at BitDefender have released a new version of the
No doubt, authors behind GandCrab are probably already working to improve their malware, but this is an important success for many victims of the dreaded ransomware.
“While this is the third time we have defeated GandCrab encryption in the past year, our celebration will be short-lived. We’ll be back to work tomorrow, as GandCrab operators will no doubt change tactics and techniques.” explained the director of threat research and reporting, Bogdan Botezatu.
In October 2018, malware researchers at Yoroi – Cybaze ZLab analyzed the GandCrab ransomware version 5.0 that infected many systems in central Europe, avoiding to hit Russian users.
Victims of GandCrab ransomware can decrypt for free their files, Bitdefender and authorities always advise victims to avoid paying the ransom.
(SecurityAffairs – GandCrab decryptor, hacking)