Detecting CryptoLocker or other ransomware variants is possible. Explore techniques such as monitoring known file extensions and using an IDS system to alert you of an attack before any damage is done.
- [Instructor] Detecting CryptoLocker or other ransomware…variants is possible but it requires some vigilance.…Like a canary in a coal mine that tested…for carbon monoxide, the network administrator…can set traps to monitor for changes in system integrity.…Create a sacrificial lamb on the network.…One way is to take a physical machine…and make it appear to be a virtual machine.…If ransomware detects a virtual environment,…it self-destructs, as it feels it may be in a honeypot.…
Set up the machine and trim the RAM…to one or one-and-a-half gigs so it appears to be…a hosted operating system.…Create a sacrificial network drive.…Most ransomware variants inventory the drives…and traverse through them, encrypting each one…in alphabetical order.…By setting up an A: drive with thousands of worthless files,…this can act as an early detection that the ransomware…is working its way through the system.…
Monitor known file extensions.…Like most ransomware, ransomware variants change to adapt.…However, existing malware isn't going anywhere,…
- 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
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