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10086538496?profile=RESIZE_400xThe operators of the GootLoader campaign are targeting employees of accounting and law firms as part of a renewed effort of cyberattacks to deploy malware on infected systems.  This is an unfortunate sign that the adversary is expanding its focus to other high-value targets.  The Gootkit malware family has been around for five years or more, and is used to distribute code such as ransomware, which can encrypt the files on a Windows computer and only release them once a ransom is paid.