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Release of GandCrab 5.2 Decryptor Ends a Bad Ransomware Story

Bitdefender has released an updated version of a tool that can decrypt files encrypted by GandCrab ransomware. The free decryptor is the result of a collaborative effort by Bitdefender, the FBI and law enforcement agencies from various European countries.

GandCrab was first released in January of last year and quickly became a major threat. Two weeks ago, the threat actors behind GandCrab announced on an underground forum that they would end their reign of terror within a month. The cybercriminals claimed that their ransomware strain generated over $2 billion in ransom payments since the campaign was launched.

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