The purportedly final version of GandCrab ransomware can now be neutralized with a new decryption tool, made available to the public.
This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.2. Version 5.2 is the last iteration created by the prolific ransomware's developers before they announced on a dark web forum this past May 31 that they would retire within a month, at which point they would delete their decryptor keys.
The new tool is the result of a collaborative effort between researchers at Bitdefender, the FBI, Europol and its Joint Cybercrime Action taskforce, and other law enforcement agencies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and the U.K.
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