Code similarities show a definite technical link between the malware strains, Secureworks says. The decision by the developers of GandCrab ransomware to “retire” earlier this year after raking in an estimated $2 billion in less than 18 months may have more to do with a shift in focus than a desire to fade away into
Publishing the keys should render existing versions of the ransomware far less dangerous for victims. What happens when malware retires? In the case of ransomware package GandCrab, the whole world learns your secrets. In a July 15 announcement, the FBI shared the decryption keys for multiple versions of GandCrab, rendering future attacks using these versions
The decryptor neutralizes GandCrab versions 5.0 through 5.2 and lets victims unlock their files for free. A new decryption tool for the latest versions of GandCrab has been released for free as part of a collaborative effort among the FBI, Europol, private security firm Bitdefender, and a number of international law enforcement agencies from across
A new attack is found that uses MySQL as part of the attack chain in a GandCrab ransomware infection. A new type of attack by the pervasive GandCrab ransomware could open the door to more juicy targets — database servers. Researchers at Sophos Labs discovered a new attack using GandCrab against one of its honeypots.
An exploit of the vulnerability offers attackers a ransomware surface that doesn’t need email. A vulnerability in a popular devops tool could leave companies with a dose of ransomware to go with their organizational agility. That’s the warning coming from researchers at Trend Micro and Alert Logic as they explain how the vulnerability in Atlassian
In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails. Hackers love the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Some cybercriminals currently are spreading the love, with a new form of Gandcrab ransomware sliding into target inboxes. In the weeks preceding February 14, Mimecast