Don’t Catch a Case of the (Gand)Crabs!

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As irritating as a real case of the crabs can be, organizations now have to deal with GandCrab v4 – a more dangerous and invasive newly released strain of the notorious ransomware.

If you don’t recall, the industry first saw GandCrab as a ransomware kit purchased by individuals and traditionally embedded as part of BitTorrent downloads, etc. Relatively benign in today’s world, GandCrab only really works in environments where security is completely lacking (e.g. no antivirus, as AV will easily spot this), and where the existing patch (that has been out since May of 2017) hasn’t been applied.

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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 9,500 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO Fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s trainings based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of corporate IT defense.

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