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PINCHY SPIDER  (Back to overview)


First observed in January 2018, GandCrab ransomware quickly began to proliferate and receive regular updates from its developer, PINCHY SPIDER, which over the course of the year established a RaaS operation with a dedicated set of affiliates. CrowdStrike Intelligence has recently observed PINCHY SPIDER affiliates deploying GandCrab ransomware in enterprise environments, using lateral movement techniques and tooling commonly associated with nation-state adversary groups and penetration testing teams. This change in tactics makes PINCHY SPIDER and its affiliates the latest eCrime adversaries to join the growing trend of targeted, low-volume/high-return ransomware deployments known as “big game hunting.” PINCHY SPIDER is the criminal group behind the development of the ransomware most commonly known as GandCrab, which has been active since January 2018. PINCHY SPIDER sells access to use GandCrab ransomware under a partnership program with a limited number of accounts. The program is operated with a 60-40 split in profits (60 percent to the customer), as is common among eCrime actors, but PINCHY SPIDER is also willing to negotiate up to a 70-30 split for “sophisticated” customers.


Associated Families

There are currently no families associated with this actor.


References
2020-03-04CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:20200304:2020:818c85f, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2020-03-04}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2020CrowdStrikeGlobalThreatReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-24} } 2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
MESSAGETAP More_eggs 8.t Dropper Anchor BabyShark BadNews Clop Cobalt Strike CobInt Cobra Carbon System Cutwail DanaBot Dharma DoppelDridex DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze MECHANICAL Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER APT31 APT39 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORK SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER FIN7 Gamaredon Group Leviathan MONTY SPIDER Mustang Panda NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER PINCHY SPIDER Pirate Panda SALTY SPIDER SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER
2019-03-06CrowdStrikeBrendon Feeley, Bex Hartley, Sergei Frankoff
@online{feeley:20190306:pinchy:f5060bd, author = {Brendon Feeley and Bex Hartley and Sergei Frankoff}, title = {{PINCHY SPIDER Affiliates Adopt “Big Game Hunting” Tactics to Distribute GandCrab Ransomware}}, date = {2019-03-06}, organization = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/pinchy-spider-adopts-big-game-hunting/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } PINCHY SPIDER Affiliates Adopt “Big Game Hunting” Tactics to Distribute GandCrab Ransomware
Gandcrab Phorpiex PINCHY SPIDER ZOMBIE SPIDER
2019CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@online{crowdstrike:2019:2019:2c268c8, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2019 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2019}, organization = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://www.crowdstrike.com/resources/reports/2019-crowdstrike-global-threat-report/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-16} } 2019 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
BOSS SPIDER Flash Kitten GURU SPIDER Leviathan LUNAR SPIDER Nomad Panda PINCHY SPIDER RATPAK SPIDER SALTY SPIDER SKELETON SPIDER TINY SPIDER
2019CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:2019:2019:4e50c97, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2019 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2019}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2019GlobalThreatReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-15} } 2019 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
BOSS SPIDER Flash Kitten GURU SPIDER Leviathan LUNAR SPIDER Nomad Panda PINCHY SPIDER RATPAK SPIDER SALTY SPIDER SKELETON SPIDER TINY SPIDER

Credits: MISP Project