Ransomware is one of the most repulsive aspects of modern programming and computing. It relies on slimy and unethical practices which enables the programs to engage in activities to extort money from unsuspecting users. They attach themselves to files online and once these files enter a user’s email, they infect the computer, locking them out of their files. 2018 has already seen an explosion of multiple types of ransomware, the sole aim of which is to hog as much data as possible while locking users out of their files through encryption. GandCrab is one such ransomware. Bitdefender came up with a free solution on how to remove ransomware of this kind. The ransomware removal worked perfectly thanks to the combined efforts of Bitdefender, the Romanian police and Europol. GandCrab has come back however, and this time it’s even more difficult to decrypt.
Ever since Bitdefender came up with its free decrypter that helped users remove ransomware, GandCrab’s developers took it as a challenge to come up with better and more sophisticated software. A second version of the ransomware was released and the changes have managed to thwart all ransomware removal techniques used on it.
The developers have designed this new version with careful delicacy as they wish to shore up any gaps that may have been left behind. This can be judged from the fact that when the first version hit the market, Bitdefender was able to come up with a decrypter very quickly and even allowed users to use that decrypter for free. As of right now, no such method exists as there appears to be no practical ways to remove ransomware.
At the back end, some of the prominent changes are to the hostname extensions like politiaromana.bit, malwarehunterteam.bit and gdcb.bit. The new ransom note that comes attached with this ransomware now contains detailed instructions on how to get their files and data decrypted using the Tor browser. Such a method was used in the previous attack as well but the aesthetics this time were quite different and represented a major improvement. All ransomware removal tools have so far proven incapable of successfully getting rid of this latest version.
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