Næsten et år og en halv efter udgivelsen af den GandCrab malware, dets operatører besluttet at lukke deres forretning og pålagde deres partnere til at stoppe spredning af programmet.GandCrab arrived in the cybercriminal world on January 28, 2018. This ransomware replaced such infamous cryptographers as TeslaCrypt, CryptoWall og Spora, og blev en af de dominerende, if not the most dominant, ransom software.
imidlertid, over the past few months, the number of GandCrab infections has begun to decrease, and recently, on the cybercriminal forum Exploit.in, malware operators published a notification about the termination of their business.
According to the report, the malware brought its operators about $2 milliard (an average of $ 2.5 million per week). Net profit amounted to $150 million, which were withdrawn and invested in legal companies.
In this regard, further sales of GandCrab cease, and partners must stop its distribution within 20 dage. Inden en måned, the topic dedicated to the malware will also be deleted from Exploit.in.
“We are leaving for a well-deserved retirement, we have proved that by doing evil deeds, retribution does not come.”, — said GandCrab operators.
Blandt andet, GandCrab operators warned their victims about the need to pay ransom immediately, because soon all the encryption keys will be deleted and files cannot be recovered.