Decryption Tool for GrandCrab Available
6 June 2018 (updated 5 years, 8 months ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Under the supervision of the General Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT), together with Bitdefender and Europol, the Romanian Police (IGPR) developed a decryption tool for victims of GrandCrab ransomware. The tool is available free of charge from

GrandCrab encrypts files on a victim’s computer. A decryption key is offered against a ransom payment of USD 300-500 in the DASH virtual currency. The ransomware is spread via malicious advertisements published on compromised websites or through fictitious invoices sent as attachments in emails.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

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