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GandCrab Ransomware Distributed by Exploit Kits, Appends GDCB Extension

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A new ransomware called GandCrab was released towards the end of last week that is currently being distributed via exploit kits. GandCrab has some interesting features not seen before in a ransomware, such as being the first to accept the DASH currency and the first to utilize the Namecoin powered .BIT tld.

First discovered by security researcherDavid Montenegro, researchers quickly jumped in to analyze the ransomwareand post their results on Twitter. This article will dive into what has been discovered by myself and other researchers.

Unfortunately, at this time there is no way to decrypt files encrypted by GandCrab for free. This ransomware is being researched, though, and if any new information is released we will be sure to update thisarticle.

For now, if you wish to discuss GandCrab you can this article's comments section or our dedicated GandCrabHelp & Support Topic.

GandCrab being distributed through the Rig exploit kit

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