Though previous versions of Gandcrab haven’t had much of an impact, the latest promises to be more problematic. One of its modules is called “network fucker”, which speaks to the intent of the hackers behind its creation.

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Microsoft might not support Windows XP any more, but GandCrab v4.1 ransomware does

Miscreants have developed the first strain of ransomware worm capable of infecting legacy systems, such as Windows XP and 2003. The infamous WannaCry outbreak, which severely affected the UK’s NHS, showed just how much damage ransomware can do.