GandCrab Bows Out with Final Message. We win. We didn't get caught. We got rich. Evil prevails

Bleeping Computer reported that the GandCrab crew is retiring. The GandCrab crew boasts that they and their affiliates have made over $2 billion from ransomware attacks. Their “retirement” post on their dark web message board sounded like something right out of villains mouth from a Marvel movie.

While no one expects that bad guys have good intentions, these guys wanted to make a point proving that evil actions go unpunished. Well, that doesn’t seem to work out in history. Bad guys do get caught. If caught, their retirement message will undoubtedly be read to the judge by the prosecutors and get them the max time in prison. The takeaway from this is you must keep diligent about your cyber security. This parting message was designed to encourage their affiliates to replace their bot distrubtion to another means. 'within 20 days from this date, we ask adverts to monetize their bots by any means.

GandCrab Ransomware Shutting Down After Claiming to Earn
$2.5 Billion

Blockquote

We are leaving for a well-deserved retirement. We have proven that by doing evil deeds, retribution does not come. We proved that in a year you can earn money for a lifetime. We have proved that it is possible to become number one not in our own words, but in recognition of other people.

Text of their posted message.
Gandcrab
Posted 18 hours ago

All the good things come to an end.

For the year of working with us, people have earned more
than $ 2 billion, we have become a nominal name in the field of the underground in the direction of crypto-fiber. Earnings with us per week averaged $2,500,000.

We personally earned more than 150 million dollars per year.
We successfully cashed this money and legalized it in various spheres of white business both in real life and on the Internet.
We were glad to work with you. But, as it is written above,
all good things come to an end.
We are leaving for a well-deserved retirement. We have proven that by doing evil deeds, retribution does not come. We proved that in a year you can earn money for a lifetime. We have proved that it is possible to become number one not in our own words, but in recognition of other people.
In this regard, we:
1.Stop the set of adverts;
2.We ask the adverts to suspend the flows;
3.Within 20 days from this date, we ask adverts to monetize their bots by any means;
4.Victims-if you buy, now. Then your data no one will
recover. Keys will be deleted.
That’s all. The topic will be deleted in a month. Thank you
all for the work.