Smash GandCrab: Free tools released to decrypt files scrambled by notorious ransomware


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Victims of the latest incarnations of the GandCrab ransomware now have a way to reclaim their files without paying a penny to extortionists, thanks to the release of a decryption tool.

Infosec shop BitDefender said this week it has teamed up with eight crime-fighting government agencies – including the FBI, London’s met Police, and Europol – to develop software that can decrypt documents scrambled by the various flavors of ransomware that circulate under the GandCrab banner. The decryption tools, available for free from the No More Ransom Project, is able to unlock files that had been encrypted by the latest version, 5.2, of the notorious Windows ransomware.

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