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GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading through the MS Word macros


Ms word is a famous software from giant microsoft that is using for offices as well as for homes. Security experts are founded that GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading through the MS Word macros. Ursnif is a data-stealing trojan and the GandCrab ransomware will affect only the users which affected the Ursnif. Even Both of them is developed by different criminal groups there is some similarity in case of their orgin.Both they are origin from spam emails which have an attachment of microsoft word file embedded with a malicious macro file.

Ursnif is a data-stealing malware that normally steals the highly sensitive information and details from compromised systems like their personal information,bank details ,browsing activities etc.The malware collects information from the system, puts into a CAB file format, and then sends it to its command-and-control server over HTTPS secure connection. While the GandCrab is a widespread ransomware that performs it functions like other ransomwares , they encrypt the files on an infected system and push the victims to pay a ransom inorder to unlock the systems. Inorder to track them seems to be very very difficult.

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