Authority Operation | GoldDust

Since 2018, Europol has supported a Romanian-led investigation which targets the GandCrab ransomware family and involved law enforcement authorities from a number of countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. With more than one million victims worldwide, GandCrab was one of the world’s most prolific ransomware families. These joint law enforcement efforts resulted in the release of three decryption tools through the No More Ransom project, saving more than 49 000 systems and over €60 million in unpaid ransom so far. The investigation also looked at the affiliates of GandCrab, some of whom are believed to have moved towards Sodinokibi/REvil. Operation GoldDust was also built up on leads from this previous investigation targeting GandCrab