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Content Creator
Malware Hunter
According to researchers Alexandre Mundo, John Fokker and Thomas Roccia from cybersecurity firm McAfee, GandCrab, perhaps due to its cult status in underground forums, has managed to team up with a crypter service.

In a blog post, the researchers said that "the speed of change is impressive and increases the difficulty of combating it."

Crypters are often a key component of obfuscation. Rather than change the signature of malware itself, obfuscation aims to use different delivery methods to circumvent antivirus protections.


Although this is serious, i had to laugh at this

"In order to drum up excitement in the announcement, the NTCrypt-GandCrab partnership has offered a discount to cybercriminals signing up for the service."
There is a whole underground economy with this stuff. It is marketing... to criminals. The criminals are people too. They like discounts. Trying to save a dime in their criminal enterprises.