If you get an email claiming to be from Microsoft about a Windows update, don't open it. Security researchers from Trustwave's SpiderLabs have discovered a new malicious campaign which spoofs urgent update emails from Microsoft to infect user's systems with the Cyborg ransomware. Learn more in this article.
Cloud Storage a Regular Target for Ransomware Infections
The State of the Channel Ransomware Report From 1,700 Managed Service Providers of Datto supplied some interesting in the trenches findings. Of the 1,700 MSP’s responding 26% report Cloud-based targets such as Dropbox, Office365 and G Suite infections.
In addition, 5% of all SMB’s have had a Ransomware infection, with 30% reporting the Ransomware remained on the system if it wasn’t completely reinitialized. This means that the same perpetrator could infect the system again even after payment had been made.
Some other interesting findings are that the Cryptolocker variant is still the most prevalent. The leading industry targets for Ransomware infections were listed as Construction, Manufacturing and Professional Services.
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