The Business Guide to Ransomware, Part 2, is our second post in this series of defensive information you need to know, that will absolutely save your company if you are one of the unfortunate ones forced into finding backup copies of your database after you’ve been successfully attacked. This truly is critical information for all companies who depend upon access to the data that runs all businesses.
How Ransomware is spread
Spam is the most common method for distributing ransomware. It is generally spread using some form of social social engineering; victims are tricked into downloading an e-mail attachment or clicking a link. Fake email messages might appear to be a note from a friend or colleague asking a user to check out an attached file, for example. Or, email might appear to come from a trusted institution (such as a bank) asking you to perform a routine task. Sometimes, ransomware uses scare tactics such as claiming that the computer has been used for illegal activities to coerce victims. Once the user takes action, the malware installs itself on the system and begins encrypting files. It can happen in the blink of an eye with a single click.
In our next post, Part 3, we’ll continue with this series on with the Business Guide To Ransomware by introducing you to the common types of Ransomware.
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