GandCrab ransomware crew loses $1Mil after Bitdefender releases free decrypter

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Bitdefender believes the criminal group behind the GandCrab ransomware has lost an estimated $1 million in ransom payments after the company released a free decryption utility for GandCrab victims last week.

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The Romanian antivirus maker says that at least 1,700 GandCrab victims were able to successfully decrypt GandCrab-locked files within hours after the tool’s release.

Most of these users were located in South Korea, China, India, and the US, according to statistics released by the company yesterday.

Bitdefender released a free decryption utility for recovering files locked by the GandCrab ransomware last week, in collaboration with Europol, Romanian Police, and other law enforcement organizations.


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