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

Score one for the good guys.

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

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.

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.

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