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Experts released a free Decryption Tool for GandCrab ransomware

Good news for the victims of the infamous GandCrab ransomware, security experts have created a decryption tool that allows them to decrypts files without paying the ransom.

Bitdefender security firm along with Europol, the FBI, Romanian Police, and other law enforcement agencies has developed a free ransomware decryption tool.

“The good news is that now you can have your data back without paying a cent to the cyber-criminals, as Bitdefender has released a free utility that automates the data decryption process.” reads the blog post published by Bitdefender.

“This tool recovers files encrypted by GandCrab ransomware versions 1, 4 and 5.”

Victims can determine this ransomware version by analyzing the extension appended to the encrypted files and/or ransom-note. In the following table are reported the information for the various versions of the popular ransomware.

Version 1:file extension is .GDCB.The ransom note starts with—= GANDCRAB =—, ……………. the extension: .GDCBVersion 2:...(continued)
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