Decryption Tool Neutralizes Ransomware By Letting Victims Retrieve Files

A new decryption tool that counters one of the most prolific families of ransomware by allowing victims to retrieve their files for free has been released in a collaborative effort by Europol, the FBI, cybersecurity company Bitdefender, and others. The latest version of the GandCrab decryptor neutralizes the most recent incarnations of the file-locking malware — GandCrab 5.0 through to GandCrab 5.2 — as well as allowing users to retrieve files encrypted by older versions of the ransomware.