Bitdefender releases third GandCrab ransomware free decrypter in the past year

Recent decrypter update lets victims who got infected with GandCrab between November 2018 and February 2019 recover files without paying the ransom demand.



For the third time in the past calendar year, the team at Bitdefender, working with Romanian Police and Europol, has released a free decrypter that can help victims of the GandCrab ransomware recover files locked by this malware.

This most recent version of the Bitdefender GandCrab Decryption Tool was updated to decrypt files locked by GandCrab versions from 5.0.4 through 5.1. These versions have been active and have locked people’s files between November 2018 and up to today.

Previously the Bitdefender GandCrab Decryption Tool, first released in late February 2018and updated in October 2018, could decrypt GandCrab versions 1.x, 4.x, and 5.0.0 through 5.0.3.

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