Get an overview of steps suggested by the FBI to take if you have fallen victim to ransomware, such as gather information, document ransomware variant, and notify law enforcement.
- [Narrator] A ransomware attack can be…an exhaustive experience.…However, the FBI strongly encourages victims…to come forward and report ransomware attacks.…The following are steps suggested by the FBI to take…if you have fallen victim to ransomware.…First gather information on the attack.…Provide a timeline of the attack and events that transpired…along with any details about how the infection occurred,…such as through a malicious link in an email…or by browsing the internet.…
Document the ransomware variant if known.…You can locate the information about the variant…on the ransom page or by the encrypted file extension.…If you're not sure, you can go to this webpage,…which will help you identify the variant.…There's a couple of ways you can upload files…such as the ransom note.…This is the file that displays…the ransom and payment information.…Or we can upload a sample encrypted file…that's been encrypted and cannot be opened.…
Then you can also enter any email addresses or hyperlinks…that the ransomware gives for you to contact.…
- 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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