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Ransomware? Don’t worry, there’s a way out!

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During the pandemic, ransomware attacks have increased significantly. Recently there are many cases of companies, organizations, and authorities like NHAI, US Newspaper company, Mac hit by the ransomware attacks. New ransomware – Maze (attacked NHAI), WastedLocker (US Newspaper Company), Try2Cry (infects USB drives), Avaddon (using Excel Macro 4.0), ThiefQuest & EvilQuest (for Mac).

Ransomware is the malware that breaches the protection of the system by using malicious codes. Modern ransomware families, encrypt certain file types on compromised systems. The attacks not only focused on a particular individual, but many organizations and institutions are also involved. There are new threats to the education sectors and similar organizations as they’ve already switched their operations online. They are mostly spread through phishing emails having malicious attachments or by downloading from drive links. Drive-by downloading happens when a user unknowingly hits an infected website and the malware gets installed. It has also spread through social media, web-based instant messaging applications, vulnerable web servers have been misused as an entry point to gain access to an organization’s network. Out-dated technology infrastructure, Wi-Fi routers with default passwords, not checking the authenticity of the emails, unconfigured firewalls are some of the reasons for your system to be infected. Other types of social engineering attacks like Spear phishing, Whaling, Smishing (SMS phishing), Vishing (voice phishing), Pharming (DNS based phishing – involves the alteration of a system’s host files or domain name system), Content-Injection Phishing (inserting malicious code or misleading content into the real websites), Man-in-the-middle Phishing.


Working of Ransomware

Responding to Ransomware attacks


Preventive Measures

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