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Third decryption tool for GandCrab ransomware released to public

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A new free decryption tool for counteracting the effects of GandCrab ransomware is now available to the public.  This latest decryptor is effective against versions 1, 4 and 5.x up through 5.1, which means GandCrab variants released as recently as October 2018 can now be defeated. The tool is the result of a collaborative effort…
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Gandcrab decrypt tools released

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Bitdefender and ESET have each published a Gandcrab ransomware decryptor with particular attention paid to Syrians victims. Bitdefender said its tool can decrypt data encrypted by Gandcrab versions 1, 4 and 5 and for all versions for victims located in Syria. The tool can be downloaded here. Bitdefender stated it worked with Europol, Romanian Police…
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GandCrab returns with trojans and redundency

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The GandCrab ransomware has returned with a new set of trojans in addition to its initial infection. The addition of new tools comes just over a week after at least one threat actor began using a combination the info stealer Vidar with the ransomware to increase their odds of taking something of value away from…
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Cybercriminals double up using Vidar and GandCrab in single attacks

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At least one threat actor is using a combination of the info stealer Vidar and GandCrab ransomware to put a double whammy on their victims and increase their odds of coming away with something value during an attack. Jerome Segura, head of investigations at Malwarebytes Labs, has tracked the campaign, which uses the Fallout and…
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Cryptojacking, coin-mining malware, new smaller dark web marketplaces rise in 2018

A continued rise in cryptojacking and growth in coin-miner malware returned to unprecedented levels after a temporary slowdown in the second quarter of 2018 highlight the trends in McAfee Advanced Threat Research’s December report. Analyzing threats that emerged in the third quarter, the report cited two new exploit kits: Fallout and Underminer. “Fallout almost certainly…
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New Fallout exploit kit peppers malvertising victims with GandCrab, SmokeLoader malware

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Attackers are leveraging a newly discovered exploit kit in an international malvertising campaign that’s been observed delivering GandCrab ransomware and the SmokeLoader malicious downloader, as well as engaging victims in social engineering scams. Nicknamed Fallout, the kit exploits a remote code execution vulnerability in outdated versions of the Windows VBScript engine and an arbitrary code…
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