Breaking from typical ransomware distribution tactics, the attackers behind the new malicious cryptor GandCrab are relying on a pair of exploit kits – RIG EK and GrandSoft EK – to infect unwitting victims.

The finding is unusual, as exploit kits are more typically used to deliver downloaders, RATs, cryptominers and other trojans such as Ramnit, as opposed to ransomware programs, Malwarebytes explains in a Jan. 30 company blog post

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