IT security experts are warning against a robust form of ransomware called GandCrab v3. Here is what you need to know to stay sharp against this threat:
- Rather than using only traditional email tactics to steal data, GandCrab gains access through websites and Visual Basic coding. This ransomware leverages PowerShell to execute a file-less attack where PowerShell runs a downloaded script that encrypts the data. In our testing, no file or executable existed in the infection/encryption.
- Although this tactic is new to the ransomware scene, GandCrab has been highly effective. In the first two months of 2018, hackers infected over 50,000 victims, causing $600,000 in damages.
Remember to always think before you click. Our team of network engineers are monitoring GandCrab and we will continue to update you as more information develops.