Several ransomware variants can encrypt your main drives and then any other drives that are within ransomware’s line of sight. Explore cloud ransomware, and how using Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker can reduce the threat.
- [Narrator] Many believe cloud storage…is inherently secure.…However, researchers are beginning to discover…ransomware variants that are crossing through to the cloud.…This is of great concern, as nearly 80% of companies…are using cloud storage.…That makes cloud service an attractive target…for ransomware developers.…Several ransomware variants can encrypt your main drives…and then any other drives that are within ransomware's…line of sight.…
Although cloud storage is not physically tethered…to the main system, it's time to start to think…about cloud storage's soft, chewy inside.…Online or cloud storage is like a file server…in that it provides a way to store your files…and access them from the cloud anywhere, anytime.…CryptoLocker ransomware is a variant…that appeared in 2013, propagating via email attachments.…
Once CryptoLocker has infected a system,…it scans the local hard drive for a list of file extensions.…In addition, it also scans for any external hard drives,…including USB thumb drives or a folder…on the network or in the cloud.…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
Next steps1m 25s
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