When not actively launching attacks, malware developers will look for opportunities in the marketplace. Learn about ransomware as a service, a big business that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars.
- [Instructor] We have seen a great shift…in malware development over the years,…going from the early days of script kiddies…to cybercriminals whose main focus is profit.…In the last decade,…businesses have lost billions to viruses, worms, Trojans,…and now ransomware attacks.…Yet at the same time,…a global cybercriminal business has grown exponentially.…Nowadays, malware developers spend a lot of money and time…in product development of advanced malware…that has the properties of a virus, worm, Trojan,…and rootkit all bundled up in a single package…to enable survival and escape detection…while traversing corporate networks…to find and encrypt vulnerable targets.…
Cybercriminals use targeted social engineering methods…that are more refined to get you to click on a link…or go to a website.…As a result,…when not actively launching a ransomware attack,…they'll look for opportunities in the marketplace…by offering ransomware as a service.…Ransomware as a service is big business…that can bring in hundreds of millions of dollars…
- 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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