In May, a new ransomware variant called GandCrab started spreading. It has continued to evolve over the last few months, with attackers changing the way they deliver it and refining its encryption techniques. The latest variant, version 4.1, uses a new encryption method, changes its extension, and was rumored to use an automated SMB spreader similar to Wannacry. However, one of those things isn’t true… yet. Watch today’s video to learn what the latest variant really does, and how you can protect yourself from ransomware.
Episode Runtime: 2:55
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjFokb3FxyM
- GandCrab Ransomware surfaces in May – Talos Intelligence
- GandCrab v4.x uses new encryption – Bleeping Computer
- Some claim GandCrab v4.x has an SMB Spreader – Foss Bytes
- But Gandcrab does not spread via SMB flaws yet – Dark Reading
—Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Joseph Moran says
Ransomware is no laughing matter, but loved the pop-up crabs, and almost lost it when you said it right that one time. Who new InfoSec could be so hilarious?!?
Sadly, you left one instance of the “fudger” word unobscured, which I saw and cannot unsee. I’m scandalized, I tells ya…