A new decryption tool for the latest versions of GandCrab has been released for free as part of a collaborative effort among the FBI, Europol, private security firm Bitdefender, and a number of international law enforcement agencies from across Europe, participants announced in mid-June. 

The new tool, available now at nomoreransom.org, neutralizes GandCrab versions 1 and 4, as well as versions 5 to 5.2, the most recent used by cybercriminals. Earlier decryptors for the ransomware have helped more than 30,000 victims recover data and save $50 million in unpaid ransoms. Further, these efforts have contributed to the demise of this operation: with the release of this latest decryption tool, there is now a means to unlock all iterations of GandCrab. 

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Ross is the Security Practice Manager here at Symplexity. His sixteen-year career in the computer network security industry as both an engineer and a consultant gives him the experience in qualitative risk assessment, security policy development, and security architecture design, implementation, and monitoring. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel across a wide variety of verticals to be their trusted resource.

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