GandCrab Ransomware – How To Recover Your Data

Victims of an aggressive ransomware known as GandCrab can now find assistance in recovering their files from Europol’s No More Ransom website. 

Developed by police in Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and individual security companies, the comprehensive decryption tool is able to recover files from all versions of GandCrab apart from v1.4 and v5.  

GandCrab is a relatively new piece of malware, discovered back in January 2018, and is largely considered to be ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). It is understood to have infected over 500,000 victims. Recently it underwent an upgrade where the developers added a crypter service to entice more customers to buy GandCrab. 

Europol advise victims who have been infected by GandCrab to visit where the decryption tool is freely available.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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