Ransomware

by Susan Bradley
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment SANS Institute Detection & Response active defense

On a daily basis, a file gets clicked. An email attachment gets opened. A website gets browsed. Seemingly normal actions in every office, on every personal computer, can suddenly become a ransomware incident if the file or attachment or banner ad was intended to infect a system and all files that the user had access to by ransomware. What was once a rare occurrence, now impacts networks ranging from small businesses to large companies to governments.

https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/activedefense/ransomware-37317

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ariadnalunguco 4 months, 1 week ago

Of course that what can affect at a small scale can also affect at a big one following the same principles. So these "minor" ransomware problems must be anticipated from their beginnings as it is just a matter of logic that they can expand to large companies or governments.

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